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Brian Peterson

U.S. Space Force


Last updated: Jan 10, 2023

Brian Peterson is an active-duty U.S. Space Force officer and currently serves as the Chief of Future Concept Development on the Space Force Futures Directorate, Headquarters U.S. Space Force. In his thirteen years of service, Brian has deployed three times supporting operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria; has conducted hundreds of hours of Missile Warning operations supporting multiple Combatant Commands; and has supported the development of future space architectures through concept development and wargaming. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, where he also returned as an instructor. Additionally, Brian has received a Master’s in Policy Management from Georgetown University and a Master’s in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

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