Mir Sadat – The Birth Of The US Space Force

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act took a bold step forward to “restore America’s proud legacy of leadership in space” with a new mission for national security driven by visionary space policies to guide us into the future. We’re joined by Dr. Mir Sadat, Former Policy Director at the U.S. National Security Council, to discuss current space issues and the role of the U.S. Space Force in protecting civil exploration and freedom of commerce in space while continuing to support the mission of our forces here on Earth.

About Our Guest

Dr. Mir Sadat is the former Policy Director at the U.S. National Security Council, where he led interagency coordination on defense and space policy issues. In this role, Mir supported the establishment of both the US Space Force and US Space Command, and review of national security decisions involving NASA and also the US commercial space sector.

Mir is also a naval officer with intelligence and space qualifications and in his preceding two naval assignments; he served as a Space Policy Strategist with Chief of Naval Operations and a Space Operations Officer with U.S. Tenth Fleet.

Mir has a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and has taught at various universities in California and Washington, DC. Before joining the government, Mir spent 10 years in various capacities at Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.