The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) is pleased to announce the selection of retired Maj. Gen. Jay Santee as the new vice president of Strategic Space Operations based in Colorado Springs, CO. In his new role, Santee will oversee the company’s support of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Warfighting Construct (SWC), which combines transformational and warfighting-focused command initiatives to maintain space superiority in the 21st century. As Space Warfighting Construct continues to grow in importance, Aerospace will continue to play a leading role. Santee will also support the Space Security and Defense Program and the U.S. Strategic Command.
“A leader of Jay’s strategic caliber brings the critical expertise and drive needed to advance the Space Warfighting Construct for the Air Force,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “As SWC is a top priority for Aerospace, Jay’s authoritative command of national security and policy development make him the ideal person to help accelerate the transition to this new warfighting domain.”

Prior to joining Aerospace, Santee was the director of Resilient, Affordable Space at MITRE, responsible for integrating and synchronizing defense space projects. Santee retired from the Air Force as deputy director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He also served as acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy in the Pentagon; vice commander of the 14th Air Force, Air Forces Strategic; and as an operations division chief at U.S. Space Command.
Santee is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the National War College. He holds a master’s in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
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