Jay G. Santee
Jay G. Santee is vice president, Strategic Space Operations, Defense Systems Group. In this role, Santee leads the corporation’s support to the U.S. Space Force, U.S. Space Command, the Space Security and Defense Program, the Department of the Air Force and the Space Rapid Capability Offices, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Prior to joining Aerospace, Santee was outcome leader for Resilient Affordable Space at MITRE, where he was responsible for directing and shaping MITRE’s contributions to the national security space enterprise’s fielding of a resilient, affordable space force. Santee served 33 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a major general in 2014 where his assignments included: acting deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, vice commander of the 14th Air Force, Director of the Space Operations Center (now the Combined Space Operations Center), commander of the 21st Space Wing, and operations division chief at U.S. Space Command.