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JOSEPH D. ROUGE

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Joseph D. Rouge, a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader, is the Technical Advisor for Space and Cyber Space Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in AF/A2, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is the Headquarters U.S. Air Force senior technical authority for ISR requirements and integration for Space and Cyberspace. Advises Chief, Space ISR Capabilities on intelligence-related space and cyber activities and ensures AF/A2 effectively participates in Air Force, DoD, and Intelligence Community (IC) planning activities and policy development for space and cyber activities.

In his previous position the was Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space Programs), Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Prior to that, as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, he was the Director, National Security Space Office, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He was responsible for leading a multi-agency unit tasked to create unity of effort across all of National Security Space. Specifically, the NSSO was responsible for promoting synergy and integrating interagency space policy, strategy, acquisition, launch, planning programming and technology development.

Mr. Rouge is a graduate of the ROTC program at the University of Southern California where he earned a bachelor's and master's degrees in aerospace engineering. He came on active duty in September 1974, serving in a variety of positions involving space surveillance systems, Strategic Defense Initiative Programs, and systems engineering and program integration. He has served on the faculty of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, at the Air Force Inspection Agency and on the staff at Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

He was both a Research Fellow both at the Airpower Research Institute, Maxwell AFB, Ala., and at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, authoring books on Military Space Strategy and National Security Strategy respectively. He also served as a joint specialty officer. Mr. Rouge retired from active duty in June 2004 as Chief of NSSO's Integration Division, and then served as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Services as the Associate Director of NSSO before assuming the position of Director of NSSO.

EDUCATION
1973 Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California
1974 Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California
1977 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1982 Master of Science degree in Business Administration, Auburn University
1987 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
1987 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1993 Distinguished Graduate, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1994 Senior Acquisition Course, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2000 Executive Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2007 Fellow, Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1974 - 1978, Project Manager, Terminal Sensor Systems, Advanced Ballistic Re-entry Systems Program Office, Space and Missile Systems, Los Angeles Air Force Station, Calif.
2. 1978 - 1979, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
3. 1979 - 1982, Space Surveillance Systems Requirements Manager, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb
4. 1982 - 1983, Research Fellow, Airpower Research Institute, Air University Center for Aerospace Doctrine and Education, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
5. 1983 - 1987, Deputy Special Assistant, Strategic Defense Initiative Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
6. 1987 - 1989, Chief, System Engineering Division, Boost Surveillance and Tracking System Program Office, Space Division, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
7. 1989 - 1992, Assistant Program Director and Director for Systems Engineering and Program Integration, Air Force Strategic Defense Initiative Programs, Space Division, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
8. 1992 - 1993, Research Fellow, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
9. 1993 - 1996, Associate Dean for Information Systems and Acquisition Faculty, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
10. 1996 - 1997, Chief, Programs Inspection Division, Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
11. 1997 - 1998, Director, Acquisition Inspections, Air Force Inspection Agency, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
12. 1998 - 2000, Deputy Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems; Chief, C4 Programs Management Division; and System Program Director for the Strategic War Planning System, Offutt AFB, Neb.
13. 2000 - 2002, Deputy Director, Air Force-National Reconnaissance Office Integration Planning Group, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
14. 2002 - 2004, Chief, Program Integration Division, Directorate of National Security Space Integration, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
15. 2004 - 2007, Associate Director, National Security Space Office, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
16. 2007 - 2011 Director, National Security Space Office, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
17. 2011 - 2012, Special Assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space Programs)
18. 2012 - present, Technical Advisor for Space and Cyber Space ISR in AF/A2

AWARDS AND HONORS
Presidential Rank Award
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Senior Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Community Senior Leadership Corps
Life member, Air Force Association
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

(Current as of October 2012)

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