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Brig. Gen. Rick Zellmann, Deputy Director, J-3
US Space Command

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
United States Military Academy – BS – Engineering Physics University of Minnesota – MS – Physics
Air University – MS – Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Ordnance Officer Basic Course
Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course
United States Army Command and General Staff College Air War College

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None recorded

PROMOTIONS 2LT
1LT
CPT

MAJ LTC COL BG

FROM Feb 21 Aug 19 Jul 18

Jun 16 May 14 May 13 May 12 May 11 Jul 08

DATE OF APPOINTMENT 30 May 92
30 May 94
1 Jun 96
1 Mar 03
1 Mar 09
1 Jun 14
2 Aug 20

ASSIGNMENT
Deputy Director, J-3, United States Space Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado

Deputy Director, J-5, United States Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Director of Operations, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, United States Strategic Command, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Commander, 1st Space Brigade, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command,

United States Army Strategic Command, Fort Carson, Colorado
Chief, Training, Readiness, and Exercises, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Commander, 1st Space Battalion, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Chief, Certifications and Evaluations Branch, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army Forces Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Operations Officer, 1st Space Brigade, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Senior Space Operations Officer, United States Army Central, Fort McPherson, Georgia and

TO Present

Feb 21 Aug 19

May 18 Jun 06 May 14 May 13 May 12 May 11

OPERATIONS IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM

Nov 07

Jul 08

Nov 07

May 06

Jun 04

May 01 May 99

Feb 98 May 97 Sep 94

Student, Lockheed Martin Information System and Global Services, Deer Creek Facility, Littleton, Colorado
Executive Officer, later Operations Officer, 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq

Army Space Support Leader, later Commander, 2d Space Company, 1st Space Battalion, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Instructor, later Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York

Student, University of Minnesota, Minnesota
Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, 1st Support Battalion, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai Desert, Egypt
Student, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Logistics Management College, Fort Lee, Virginia
Explosives Ordnance Disposal Platoon Leader, later Detachment Commander, United States Army Technical Escort Unit, Army Materiel Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland Operations Officer, United States Army Technical Escort Unit, Amy Materiel Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

May 06

Jun 04

May 01

May 99 Feb 98

May 97 Sep 94 Aug 93

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
Deputy Director, J-5, United States Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Director of Operations, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, United States Strategic Command, Shriever Air Force Base, Colorado

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS
Operations Officer, 1st Space Brigade, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
Senior Space Operations Officer, United States Army Central, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq
Senior Space Operations Officer, United States Army Central, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afganistan
Executive Officer, later Operations Officer, 1st Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq
Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment, 1st Support Battalion, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai Desert, Egypt

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Joint Service Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Parachutist Badge
Master Air Force Space and Missile Badge

Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge Senior Air Force Space Badge

DATE
Aug 19 – Present

Jul 18 – Aug 19

DATE
May 11 – May 12

Oct 08 – Jan 09 Mar 10 – Oct 10 May 06 – Jun 07 Feb 98 – May 99

GRADE Colonel

Colonel

GRADE Lieutenant Colonel

Major/Lieutenant Colonel Major/Lieutenant Colonel Major

Captain


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