Past event: MilSatCom USA Conference

Driving SATCOM Innovation to Ensure Warfighter Advantage

We are proud to announce the 7th annual MilSatCom USA conference, returning on 21st-22nd June 2023.

At this event you can expect in-depth presentations from all branches of the military, numerous critical government agencies and leading industry SATCOM providers. This conference will explore the most important topics that are affecting you and provide discussions around the future of MILSATCOM.

This is the only event that will:

Bring together the US MILSATCOM community. The conference will host some of the most innovative international militaries as both speakers and audience. This is a networking opportunity not to be missed; no other event in the USA offers the same number of opportunities to meet, discuss and network with experts from across the USA.

What's different this year?

This year's forum will analyse several pressing topics including emerging US space policy, SATCOM Architecture, USSF and US Army SATCOM acquisition plans, COMSATCOM, Laser Communications, Spectrum Management and SATCOM for the Warfighter.

Benefits of Attending

Why attend:

This event you will give you an unmatched opportunity to delve into the most important topics and discussions around MILSATCOM.
  • Meet and network with leaders in SATCOM from industry, military and government across two days, including dedicated networking breaks and receptions
  • Hear updates and guidance from world leading SATCOM programme managers and decision-makers
  • Delve into the latest topics and trends shaping the future of MILSATCOM
  • Discover cutting-edge SATCOM technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability

Who Should Attend

MilSatCom USA will provide a platform for space professionals to examine the challenges they face and work with the solution providers who are meeting these challenges.

National militaries:
  • SATCOM Experts
  • Space Operations Leaders
  • Military Professionals seeking SATCOM solutions

  • Businesses looking to break into the market
  • Established players looking to expand their contacts
  • Developers and innovators in SATCOM technology


  • Andrea Loper, Program Manager, Integrated Experiments and Evaluation Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate
  • Barry Austin, SATCOM Programme Manager - Defence Digital, UK Strategic Command
  • Charlotte Gerhart, Director, Acquisition Delta - Tactical SATCOM, Space Systems Command
  • Chris Solee, SES, Deputy Director, Capability and Resource Directorate, USSPACECOM
  • Clare Grason, Chief COMSATCOM Office, United States Space Force
  • Colonel Dave Pheasant, Commander Space Delta 8, Space Operations Command Delta 8
  • Colonel Eric Felt, Director, Architecture Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration
  • Cordell DeLaPena, Program Executive Officer PEO for Military Communications MilComm & Positioning, Navigation, and Timing PNT, Space Systems Command, USSF
  • Damon Feltman, Chief, Transport Cell, Space Development Agency
  • Daniel Holtzman, Authorizing Official, DOD Chief Digital and Artificial Intilligence Office (CDAO)
  • Dave Brunnenmeyer, Director, LinQuest MSEIT, Space Systems Command SE&I
  • Dr Rajeev Gopal, Vice President Advanced Systems, Hughes Network Systems
  • Dr Thomas Cooley, Former Chief Scientist, AFRL, Space Vehicles Directorate
  • Gus Anderson, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, SES Space & Defense
  • Joe Vanderpoorten, SATCOM Technical Director, Space Systems Command
  • John Kirk, Chief, SATCOM and International Partners, US Space Command, USSF
  • Joseph Welch, Director, DEVCOM C5ISR Center, US Army
  • Mike Connell, Operations Manager, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD
  • Mike Dean, DOD SATCOM Chief, DOD CIO
  • Scott Harris, Senior Spectrum Advisor, National Telecommunications & Information Administration
  • Zeina Barrett, Space Vehicles Program Director, Northrop Grumman Space Systems, Northrop Grumman

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Conference Agenda of this event.


Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street,
Arlington, Virginia, USA

Book Your Room
We have a room block reserved at Hilton Arlington for June 20, 2023 through June 22, 2023. Booking your room is simple, just click here to receive your group's preferred rate.

Book by: June 6, 2023

Rooms & Rates
2 Dbl Beds Deluxe Room - $258.00
1 King Bed Deluxe - $258.00
Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24225