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Col. William Starr Takes Charge of Army Space & Missile Defense Center of Excellence

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William Starr
William Starr

The U.S. Army has named Col. William Starr as the first commandant at the military service's Space and Missile Defense Center of Excellence, DVIDSHub reported Friday.

Starr said the service branch created the position as part of the Future Warfare Center-CoE transition initiative.

"Essentially, I am responsible for oversight and integration of the Army Space Personnel Development Office, the personnel proponent for the Army’s Functional Area 40 and the Space and Missile Defense School," he added.

According to the colonel, the service and its Space and Missile Defense Command aim to provide technology platforms designed to increase performance of warfighters in the space domain.

He noted the new center will train soldiers to develop space-based systems as the Army looks to continue supporting multidomain missions while conducting operations in a "degraded, denied and disrupted space operations environment."