This panel will discuss how the use of space assets are critical to enable JADC2 (Joint All-Domain Command and Control) for the Joint Warfighter. From satellite communications to advanced mapping to sensing, the development and employment of space capabilities will enhance the adaptation and adoption of JADC2.
The structure JADC2 — was created to enable commanders to make better decisions by collecting data from numerous sensors, processing the data using artificial intelligence algorithms to identify targets, then recommending the optimal weapon. It is further defined as the warfighting capability to sense, make sense, and act at all levels and phases of war across all domains and with partners to deliver information advantages at speed.
Katherine is the Chief Executive Officer for the ManSat Group. ManSat is the world’s largest commercial provider of satellite spectrum and offers bespoke consultancy services in spectrum regulatory matters. Before joining ManSat, Katherine worked with U.S. defense contractors to bring commercial satellite and terrestrial communication technologies to austere environments in support of military, diplomatic, first responder, and commercial initiatives.
Katherine serves as President of Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and mentors entrepreneurs through Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator. Katherine is a graduate of the International Space University’s Executive Space program and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.Col. Darrell Apilado
Colonel Darrell Apilado is a United States Air Force Cyberspace Officer, currently serving as the Chief of the SATCOM, Spectrum & PNT Division under the Directorate for Operations and Training for the United States Space Command at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. He supports strategic Global SATCOM, Spectrum, and Precision Navigation and Timing efforts to provide joint and combined warfighters with space combat power, ensuring there is never a day without space in the nation’s defense.
He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics, as well as a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science with minors in management and Safety. He also completed an Air Force Fellowship with the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and more recently completed a Master’s degree in Government Information Leadership with a concentration in Data Analytics and Visualization through the College of Information and Cyberspace at the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington DC.
Colonel Apilado has served in a variety of assignments over his current 28 years in the US Air Force, and prior to his most recent position, he was the Director of the Joint Cyber Element supporting both the Combined Force Space Component Command and Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California where he coordinated both cyber protection and mission defense team missions in support of space mission systems.
Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Clint Crosier is Director of the AWS Aerospace & Satellite Solutions business, responsible for providing commercial and government customers with tailored, secure, and cost-effective cloud solutions for building satellites, conducting space and launch operations, and reimagining space exploration.
Prior to joining AWS, Crosier served 33 years in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, retiring as a Major General. During his career, he operated GPS, SatCom, and missile warning satellite constellations, launched Atlas and Titan rockets putting national security payloads in orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office and Air Force Space Command, deployed to the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom as USSCENTCOM’s Director of Space Forces, and led Requirements and Strategy Development for the entire US Air Force. He has commanded at the Squadron, Group, and Wing levels, and held leadership roles as a US Senate Staffer and in the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Prior to retiring from military service, he was the lead planner and architect of the stand-up of the US Space Force, the first new military service in 72 years.
Crosier earned his degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University. In 2020 he was inducted into the ISU Aerospace Engineering Hall of Fame. He has also earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi (Summa Cum Laude), and a Master’s of Science in National Security Studies from the US Naval War College with Highest Distinction. His military academic awards include earning Distinguished Graduate and Top Graduate accolades at Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College.
Erik Daehler is the Senior Director of Protected Communications Satellite Missions for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development, deployment and operations of strategic and tactical communications satellites for the United States Government, allies, coalition partners and commercial customers. He brings 20 years of aerospace and defense experience to the mission.
Mr. Daehler is responsible for the development of next-generation satellite communications (satcom) product offerings, technology solutions, satellite design and system architectures. In this role, Mr. Daehler uses his experience in commercial satcom to innovate and affordably develop solutions for government missions. He directs the team delivering the most-advanced programs including AEHF, MUOS, PTS, ESS, COOLR as well as future programs in Australia, the United Kingdom and across the globe for Lockheed Martin’s government and international customers.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Mr. Daehler was the Director of Product Innovation for Boeing, where he led development of new satellite platforms for Boeing’s Advanced Network and Space Systems, including the first of a kind 702SP all-electric, dual-stacked satellite and the 502 remote sensing satellites.
Mr. Daehler has a background in optical physics with applications in communication and space remote sensing. This mission experience shaped the strategy for new technology development. Mr. Daehler led research and development for Boeing’s unmanned satellite systems, worked as a Chief System Architect and Systems Engineering Manager on large-scale satellite and network systems for commercial and government customers.
Mr. Daehler joined Lockheed Martin at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in 2000 where he performed calibrations of space and aircraft-based earth observation systems. In 2002, he transitioned to Boeing to develop next-generation space systems including the X-37B reusable space plane. In 2016, Mr. Daehler returned to Lockheed Martin to grow the commercial communications and remote sensing business.
Mr. Daehler was educated in Europe at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands where he received his Master’s degree in Space Systems Engineering. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from The Colorado College in 1998.Todd Gossett
Mr. Todd Gossett joined SES Government Solutions (SES GS) in September 2015 and serves as the Vice President for Space & National Security Initiatives. Mr. Gossett is responsible for developing, pursuing, and securing opportunities to support U.S. Government missions around the world by leveraging SES’s space infrastructure for missions ranging from space relay to hosted payloads. He is also responsible for integrating U.S. Government COMSATCOM requirements into the SES corporate processes for satellite fleet development and strategic third part capacity procurements. His office also works with U.S. government and industry partners to strengthen the cyber security of the SES fleet. He also oversees SES GS’ innovation strategy, looking at non-traditional and market adjacent products and services to expand SES GS’ addressable market.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the SES GS Senior Director, Hosted Payloads, where he developed new hosted payload opportunities for U.S. Government customers. He also served as program manager for NASA’s Global-Scale Observations of the Limb & Disk (GOLD) hosted payload program which launched on SES-14 in 2018 and is currently delivering unique observations of the sun’s impact on the upper atmosphere for NASA and research institutions worldwide.
Prior to joining SES GS, Mr. Gossett served twenty-six years in the United States Air Force, retiring in September 2015 at the rank of colonel. In his last assignment, he served as the Deputy Director of Space Operations, Headquarters United States Air Force, at the Pentagon, where he led a diverse team of over a forty personnel responsible for the formulation of Air Force space operations policy, development of space operations and maintenance budgets, conducting space operations international engagements, coordinating approval of sensitive space operations, and overseeing the Air Force’s space operations personnel development & training programs. Prior to his final Pentagon assignment, he served as commander of the USAF’s western launch range at Vandenberg AFB, CA. He also served in several other assignments, including nuclear missile operations, satellite operations, and space electronic warfare operations, as well as in various staff positions at Headquarters United States Air Force and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mr. Gossett grew up in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, and Master’s degrees from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College, and the U.S. Naval War College.Dr. Rogan Shimmin
Rogan Shimmin is a Senior Engineer and Technical Program Manager for the Defense Innovation Unit’s space portfolio, in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He manages projects from high specific energy batteries and universal docking adapters to radiation hardened microelectronics. He currently leads the hybrid space architecture, an ambitious program to connect secure internet access through every spacecraft in orbit.
Born in Adelaide, Australia, Rogan earned undergraduate degrees in mechatronics engineering, mathematics and computer science from the University of Adelaide and a doctorate in spacecraft mission design at the Institute for Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. At NASA Ames Research Center in 2009 Rogan was the chief systems architect for a fledgling nanosatellite program called PhoneSat which spun off a company called Planet. After missing his Silicon Valley unicorn opportunity, Rogan spent three years at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston writing flight software and statistical safety analysis tools for the Orion capsule. He then entered the USAF training pipeline to become a Rescue Combat Systems Officer flying the HC-130J Hercules.
Rogan is Adjunct Faculty at the non-profit International Space University, and was a founding staff member of ISU’s Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program.