Mr. Michael Dickey is Director of the Force Design Integration Office at the U.S. Space Force’s Space Warfighting Analysis Center at Peterson AFB, Colorado. In this role, he integrates analytic activities that inform future force design decisions for a combat effective enterprise for the newest military Service. He leads a core team of experts that orchestrate planning and implementation activities and processes within the U.S. Space Force and across partner organizations to transform to an enterprise-focused, threat-informed approach to developing and delivering space capabilities. Mr. Dickey is a Highly Qualified Expert in active civilian service for up to five years.
Mr. Dickey served a 21-year active duty career, retiring as a Colonel in 2009. He entered the Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987 holding engineering and operations assignments in space, missile defense, and aircraft systems. He served in line, staff and command positions at the laboratory, squadron, group, major command and headquarters levels.
As a civilian in the private sector, Mr. Dickey worked on the development of space system solutions that leveraged the technology and economics of small spacecraft to meet mission needs.
1992 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate)
1996 US Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB, CA (Distinguished Graduate) 1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (Distinguished Graduate) 2003 Master of Security Studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2006 Penn State University, Executive Management Program, State College, PA
2008 Center for Creative Leadership, Developing the Strategic Leader, CO Springs, CO
Commander, 3d Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
Chief, Program Support Division, Deputy Directorate for Global
Operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Defense Superior Service Medal
Air Force Legion of Merit
National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster Raymond L. Jones Award
NASA Group Achievement Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
Life Member, Air Force Association
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Member, Space Force Association