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Chief Scientist Named at Air Force Space Command

U.S. Air Force Space Command has named Douglas Beason as chief scientist and technology adviser, reporting assessments and advice to the commander, Gen. Robert Kehler, according to a Feb. 22 Air Force press release.

Beason’s responsibilities cut across Space Command’s entire portfolio, including operational satellites, launch vehicles, the cyberspace mission and research and development efforts. Beason is a retired Air Force colonel who spent 24 years in the service and has more than 30 years’ experience in the applied science and national security fields, the release said.