Predator 101: Understanding the Wartime Use of Remotely Piloted Vehicles

Speaker Lt Col. Shannon L. “Smack” Rogers
Texas Air National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Rogers is the Wing Plans Officer for the 147th Reconnaissance Wing, Texas Air National Guard, Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (JRB), Houston, Texas.  Lieutenant Colonel Rogers attended the United States Air Force Academy following high school graduation in Del Rio, TX. Previously he has served ...


Texas Air National Guard

Lieutenant Colonel Rogers is the Wing Plans Officer for the 147th Reconnaissance Wing, Texas Air National Guard, Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base (JRB), Houston, Texas.  Lieutenant Colonel Rogers attended the United States Air Force Academy following high school graduation in Del Rio, TX. Previously he has served at Dyess AFB, TX; with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in Lakenheath, United Kingdom; Seymour Johnson AFB, NC; and Nellis AFB in Nevada. He has deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Al Udeid, Qatar; and Balad AB, Iraq. He was qualified to fly the F-15E Strike Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to MQ-1B Predator, an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Lieutenant Colonel Rogers is currently a resident of Pearland, Texas and his awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and numerous other awards.


Full Description

The topic will discuss use and technical capability of the Predator aircraft to perform wartime missions from Texas. The brief will include unclassified shot videos and Predator capabilities. From a leadership perspective, LtCol Rogers will also discuss making decisions in remote operations and conducting combat operations from the home environment.

Registration appreciated on the TSPE Website before 5:00 PM – April 12

http://www.tspehouston.org/en/cev/163

Walk-in attendance welcome - $5.00 Surcharge

Organizer Hiep Vu

When?

Tue, Apr. 13, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

Where?

HESS Club
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
USA

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