HS21 ASCEND Chris Ayres

Chris Ayres

Technical Director, Advanced Capabilities, U.S. Space Force

Chris Ayres
Technical Director for HQ Space Operations Command (HQ SpOC) for the United States Space Force. Chris Ayres has over 35 years of operational space and missile experience for the United States Air Force and United States Space Force as a career military officer, and now as a civilian government official.  In his current role, he is responsible for current space operations and near-future space capability delivery of new missions where he focuses on the integration and delivery of advanced capabilities, Science and Technology, innovation, and protoyping into operational use for the new space service.  He holds degree in engineering from Clemson University, masters of engineering from University of Colorado, and masters of national security policy from National Defense University.

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