The Aerospace Corporation announced today the selection of Andrew Dawdy as the new general manager of Aerospace’s Military Satellite Communications Systems Directorate Division, effective immediately. Dawdy was previously the general manager of the Space Defense Division. He has extensive experience across Aerospace and the U.S. Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center missions.
Dawdy joined The Aerospace Corporation in 1992 as an intern in the Systems Engineering Division of the Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering and a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics, both from the University of Washington. He has since held various positions of increasing responsibility in ETG, the Space Systems Group, and the Defense Systems Group.
In 2017, Dawdy took on responsibility for creating the Space Defense Division to support the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Space Defense Task Force. Responsibilities for the Space Defense Division included the development of Enterprise Ground Services and the Enterprise Space Battle Management, Command, and Control system with objectives to provide common, secure, and scalable ground infrastructure for command and control of satellites.
During his years at Aerospace, Dawdy has also led support activities for several acquisition programs, including for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Military Satellite Communication system, the Air Force’s Space Based Radar acquisition program, and the Transformational Satellite Mission Operations System.

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