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Each year our Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association selects a recipient for the one-time award of the prestigious General James V. Hartinger Award. Since 1984, our chapter recognized individuals for their outstanding achievements in the military space mission of the United States during the preceding calendar year or for long-term contributions to this field.
This year the Chapter will present the award to General James H. Dickinson, U.S. Space Command, the 11th and newest unified combatant command. General Dickenson will receive the Hartinger Award during the 40th Annual National Defense Industrial Association Ball in 2023 (date to come). We look forward to your participation at the NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter Ball and the presentation of the Hartinger Award.
2023 HARTINGER AWARD RECIPIENT
GEN JAMES H. DICKINSON, Commander
U.S. Space Command, the 11th and newest unified combatant command
GEN JAMES H. DICKINSON
U.S. Army General James H. Dickinson is the Commander of U.S. Space Command, the 11th and newest unified combatant command. He assumed command on Aug. 20, 2020, after serving as the first Deputy Commander of U.S. Space Command.
General Dickinson is a native of Estes Park, Colorado, and a 1985 graduate of Colorado State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Colorado School of Mines and later earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
As the Commander of U.S. Space Command, General Dickinson is responsible for defending U.S. and Allied interests in space while providing space-enabled combat effects to joint warfighters worldwide. He exercises combatant command authority over 18,000 Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Guardians operating ground and space-based systems worldwide that provide satellite communication, space domain awareness, offensive and defensive space control effects, and position, navigation, and timing services.
General Dickinson has commanded at every level in the United States Army, from Platoon to Combatant Command, and is the Senior Air and Missile Defense Officer in the Department of Defense.
ABOUT THE HARTINGER AWARD
HISTORY OF THE HARTINGER AWARD
The General James V. Hartinger Award is named for the first Commander of the United States Air Force Space Command. The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association presents the award annually to an individual from the military services, other government agencies or industry, in recognition of outstanding achievement in the military space mission of the United States.