National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group Establishes Subcommittees

Credit: Matt Wade

The National Space Council User’s Advisory Group has formed six subcommittees to undertake its work. The subcommittees include:

  • Exploration and Discovery: Gen. Lester Lyles (USAF, Ret.), Chair
  • National Security: Adm. James Ellis, Jr. (USN, Ret.), Chair
  • Economic Development/Industrial Base: Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, Co-Chair;  Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Co-Chair
  • Technology and Innovation: Col. Pamela Melroy (USAF, Ret.), Chair
  • Outreach and Education: Col. Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.), Chair
  • Space Policy and International Engagement: David Wolf, retired NASA astronaut, Chair

The full roster of users’ advisory group members and subcommittee assignments are below. Additional information is available on the group’s website.

UAG Membership Users’ Advisory Group Roster

Adm. James Ellis, Jr. (USN, Ret.), Chair
Col. Buzz Aldrin (USAF, Ret.)
Tory Bruno — President & CEO, United Launch Alliance
Wesley Bush — Chairman & CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dean Cheng — Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Col. Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.)
Steve Crisafulli — Member, Florida House of Representatives
Mary Lynne Dittmar — President and CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Tim Ellis — Co-founder & CEO, Relativity Space
Marillyn Hewson — Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Homer Hickham — Author
The Hon. Kay Ivey — Governor of Alabama
Fred Klipsch — Klipsch Strategic Partners
Gen. Lester Lyles (USAF, Ret.)
Col. Pamela Melroy (USAF, Ret.)
Dennis Muilenburg — Chairman, President & CEO, The Boeing Company
Fatih Ozmen — CEO, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Bud Peterson — President, Georgia Tech
Eric Schmidt — Executive Chairman, Alphabet’s
Harrison Schmitt — Chairman, NASA Advisory Council
Gwynne Shotwell — President & Chief Operating Officer, SpaceX
Bob Smith — CEO, Blue Origin
Eric Stallmer — President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
David Thompson — Co-founder, Orbital Sciences Corporation
Pamela Vaughan — Teacher, Camden Fairview School District, Arkansas
Mandy Vaughn — President, VOX Space
Stuart Witt — Founder, S.O. Witt & Associates
David Wolf — Retired NASA Astronaut

Exploration and Discovery Subcommittee

Gen. Lester Lyles (USAF, Ret.), Chair
Tory Bruno
Wesley Bush
Mary Lynne Dittmar
Marillyn Hewson
The Hon. Kay Ivey
Dennis Muilenburg
Fatih Ozmen
Gwynne Shotwell
Eric Stallmer
David Thompson
Pamela Vaughan
Stuart Witt

National Security Subcommittee

Adm. James Ellis, Jr. (USN, Ret.), Chair
Tory Bruno
Wesley Bush
Dean Cheng
Tim Ellis
Marillyn Hewson
Gen. Lester Lyles (USAF, Ret.)
Col. Pamela Melroy (USAF, Ret.)
Dennis Muilenburg
Fatih Ozmen
Bud Peterson
Harrison Schmitt
Gwynne Shotwell
Bob Smith
Mandy Vaughn
Stuart Witt

Economic Development/Industrial Base Subcommittee

Mary Lynne Dittmar, Co-Chair
Eric Stallmer, Co-Chair
Tory Bruno
Steve Crisafulli
Tim Ellis
The Hon.
Kay Ivey
Fred Klipsch
Gwynne Shotwell
Bob Smith
David Thompson
Stuart Witt

Technology and Innovation Subcommittee

Col. Pamela Melroy (USAF, Ret.), Chair
Wesley Bush
Dean Cheng
Tim Ellis
The Hon. Kay Ivey
Fred Klipsch
Gen. Lester Lyles (USAF, Ret.)
Fatih Ozmen
Bud Peterson
Harrison Schmitt
David Wolf

Outreach and Education Subcommittee

Col. Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.), Chair
Fred Klipsch
Bud Peterson
Pamela Vaughan
Mandy Vaughn
Stuart Witt

Space Policy and International Engagement Subcommittee

David Wolf, Chair
Dean Cheng
Mary Lynne Dittmar
Adm. James Ellis, Jr. (USN, Ret.)
Fred Klipsch
Col. Pamela Melroy (USAF, Ret.)
Dennis Muilenburg
Eric Stallmer