As part of the Nuclear Crossroads Initiative, the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) and the National Security Office (NSO) are pleased to host General Kevin Chilton, on October 17th, to discuss the issue of cross-domain strategic deterrence. He will assess how U.S. national security depends on a range of capabilities in the conventional, nuclear, space, and cyber domains.
General Chilton completed a 34 year U.S. Air Force career as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and Department of Defense space and cyberspace operations. Prior to this assignment, he commanded at the wing, numbered air force, major command and unified combatant command levels, including serving as Commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, from 2006 to 2007. General Chilton is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Columbia University Guggenheim Fellow. A distinguished graduate from the U.S. Air Force pilot training and test pilot Schools, he flew operational assignments in the RF-4C and F-15 and weapons testing in the F-4 and F-15. The general also served 11 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and commanded STS-76, his third space shuttle mission.
General Chilton currently serves as an independent consultant and on the Board of Director’s for Anadarko Petroleum, Level 3 Communications, Orbital Sciences, HDT and Schafer corporations. He is a trustee for the Aerospace Corporation and the Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation and a director for the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates. Most recently, he was named as an independent governor on the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) Board of Governors.