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Douglas Loverro

Douglas Loverro

President, Loverro Consulting; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense

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Douglas Loverro is a highly regarded national space thinker and leader who current serves as President, Loverro Consulting, LLC.

There, he provides strategic advice and guidance to multiple elements of the national security and civil space sectors including Executive and Legislative Branches of government, private and public space companies, international space agencies, and equity investment firms. He most recently served as the Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations for the National Space and Aeronautics Agency (NASA) where he led all Human Spaceflight and Exploration activities including the mission to the moon, the International Space Station, and Commercial Crew and Cargo programs.

Previously, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. In this role, he was responsible for establishing policy and guidance to assure United States and allied warfighters the benefits of Space capabilities and helped guide the Department’s strategy for addressing space-related issues. He also led Departmental activities in international space cooperation. He was also a prime mover in the stand-up of the US Space Force.

Over many decades of space experience, Mr. Loverro served in multiple leadership roles. From as the Executive Director for Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center, and the Air Force’s Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Space, overseeing every major DoD space effort. In prior assignments he managed multiple major DoD and National Reconnaissance space programs such as the US GPS program and the US’s Future Imagery Architecture Program.

Mr Loverro holds a Master of Science in Physics from the University of New Mexico, a Master of Political Science from Auburn University, and an MBA from the University of West Florida in addition to his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the US Air Force Academy. He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School and was the #1 graduate from DoD’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

He is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Outstanding Public Service, AIAA’s Durand Lecture for Public Service, the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Bob Hope Distinguished Citizen Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Galaxy Explorers, the Society of Satellite Professional Engineers Stellar Award, and the Armed Forces Communicants and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Benjamin Oliver Gold Medal for Engineering amongst many other civilian and military honors.