SEASONS 2020 Chair

Dr. Joseph Comberiate

Dr. Joseph Comberiate leads Modeling and Simulation within the APL Space and Missile Defense Applications group, and is Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Faculty. He previously served as Chair of SEASONS 2014, 2016, and 2018. With significant expertise in space control and space environmental intelligence, he has nearly two decades of professional experience in optical remote sensing (UV/visible/IR), including calibration/validation of UV sensors, optical signature modeling, sensor design, and image reconstruction technique development.

Panel Chairs

Dr. Joel B. Mozer

Dr. Joel B. Mozer is the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Space Force. He serves as the principal scientific advisor to the Chief of Space Operations and he is the service's senior authority for all science and technology matters.He is delegated the authority to guide all substantive scientific and technical program activities within the Space Force. In this role, he interacts with other principals, operational commanders, combatant commands, acquisition, and international communities to address cross-organizational science and technical issues and solutions.

Dr. James Spann

Dr. James Spann serves as the Space Weather Lead in the Heliophysics Division of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. In collaboration with partners, the division works to strategically advance understanding, make discoveries, enable new missions and facilitate advances related to solar andspace physics including space weather.In 1986, Dr. Spann joined NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where he held numerous positions, including Chief Scientist, Science and Technology Office.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Michael R. Dickey

Mr. Michael R. Dickey is Director of the Enterprise Strategy and Architectures Office and the Chief Architect at Air Force Space Command Headquarters, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. In this role, he oversees, directs and coordinates efforts to implement a resilient, multi-domain compatible enterprise for space mission areas. He leads a core team of experts that orchestrate planning and implementation of activities and processes within Air Force Space Command and across partner organizations, to transition and transform to an enterprise-focused, threat-informed approach to developing and delivering space capabilities.

Col. Gary B. Kubat

Colonel Gary B. Kubat is the Acting Director of Weather at the U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he is responsible for the development of weather and space environmental doctrine, policies, plans, programs, and standards in support of Army and Air Force operations. He is further responsible for overseeing and advocating for Air Force weather resources and monitors the execution of the $540 million per year weather program. He is the functional manager for 4,000 total-force weather personnel and interfaces with Air Force major commands, the U.S. Space Force, and the U.S. Army regarding full exploitation of Air Force weather resources and technology

Dr. Louis W. Uccellini

Dr. Louis W. Uccellini is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. (NOAA) Assistant Administrator for Weather Services, and Director of the National Weather Service. He is responsible for civilian weather operations for the U.S, its territories, adjacent waters, and ocean areas. Previously, he served as Director of NOAA's National Centers for Environmental for 14 years, implementing a Seamless Suite of Models as well as enhanced collaborative forecasting among the Space Weather Prediction Center, Climate Prediction Center, Weather Prediction Center, National Hurricane Center, Storm Prediction Center, Aviation Weather Center and Ocean Prediction Center.

Col. Patrick C. Williams

Colonel Patrick C. Williams is the Commander, 557th Weather Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He leads more than 1,450 active duty and civil service personnel at 19 locations around the world providing centralized weather insights, products and services, including climatological and electromagnetic spectrum degradation forecasts, to Air Force, Space Force, Army, Joint Force, and other Department of Defense activities. The 557th Weather Wing executes worldwide weather operations to enable air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, rapid mobility, global strike, and command and control in support of all geographic and functional combatant commands.