U.S. Northern Command

April 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. Glen Vanherck, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and commander, U.S. Northern Command speaks to reporters on March 31, emphasizing the need to increase the commands’ domain awareness by adding over-the-horizon radar capabilities, space assets and undersea capabilities to provide additional awareness of near-peer adversary threats.

Along with the other U.S. Combatant Commands, the Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command “achieved its objectives” in an experiment last week to improve joint all-domain operations and the related use of joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2, capabilities. The goal is to improve the integration of sensing and information capabilities to achieve information dominance and decision superiority, said the leader of the commands.

September 30, 2020
 

Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, USAF, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Northern Command; and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

September 15, 2020
 

Rear Adm. Michael P. Holland, USN, has been assigned as chief of staff, U.S. Northern Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

September 8, 2020
 

Rear Adm. Daniel L. Cheever, USN, has been assigned as director for plans, policy and strategy, J-5, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

September 25, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, 11th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

September 11, 2018
 

Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command; and vice commander, U.S. Element, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 

May 30, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Angela M. Cadwell, USAF, has been assigned as director, cyberspace operations, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

May 24, 2018
 

Rear Adm. John V. Fuller, USN, will be assigned as director, J-5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 

October 23, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. John E. Cardwell, USAR, has been assigned as special assistant to the commander, reserve matters (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

May 31, 2017
 

Rear Adm. James S. Bynum, USN, will be assigned as director, J-5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

August 2, 2016
 

Maj. Gen. Kenneth S. Wilsbach, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, 11th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.  

June 15, 2016
 

Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.

June 9, 2016
 

Brig. Gen. Mark E. Weatherington, USAF, has been assigned as director, cyberspace operations, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

September 25, 2015
 

Lt. Gen. Russell J. Handy, USAF, has been assigned as commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command; commander, 11th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces; and commander, Alaskan North American Aerospace Defense Region, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. 

November 20, 2014
 

Fleet Master Chief Terrence “Terry” Molidor, USN, has been assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

Col. Joseph E. Whitlock, USAR, has been nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general and assigned deputy director, J-5, U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.