President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, former deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, to serve as the next director of MDA, Space News reported Tuesday.
Mike Gruss writes Greaves, if confirmed, will succeed U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Syring.
Greaves currently serves as commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California, where he is responsible for the branch’s space hardware acquisition program, according to the report.
He previously held assignments at Headquarters Air Combat Command, the National Reconnaissance Office and on the Air Staff within the Directorate of Operational Requirements and the Air Force Colonel Matters Office.
Greaves was the commander of the 45th Launch Group at Patrick Air Force base in Florida and the Launch and Range Systems Wing and Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing at Los Angeles AFB in California.
He also served as director of strategic plans, programs and analyses at the Headquarters Air Force Space Command in Peterson AFB, Colorado.