USMA SPACE RANGERS: THE FIRST CLASS
The new Space Science Program at West Point is growing at a rapid rate with participation increasing with each new class of cadets. Offered by the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, the faculty of the Space Science Program are diverse in experience and background. The cadets graduating from the program are qualified space professionals and will go on to serve in a variety of roles supporting operations in the space domain for the Army and the DoD.
DEPUTY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, USMA SPACE SCIENCE PROGRAM
Co-author / junior rotating faculty
Major Chalie Galliand is an Air Force exchange instructor at West Point. His primary duty is teaching Introductory Physics and Astronautics. He has briefed at the CubeSat Developers Workshop for the Space Test Program 2008-2010. Maj Galliand also leads the Space Engineering and Applied Research Club (SPEAR).
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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCED PHYSICS DIRECTOR
Co-Author / Acting Director, SMDC-Research and Analysis Center
Lieutenant Colonel Diana Loucks is an Academy Professor, and serves as the Director of Advanced Physics in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (D/PaNE). She has taught courses in introductory physics, space science, and advanced physics. She served previously an Army Signaleer and FA40 Space Operations officer, and currently serves as the lead advisor on multiple cadet space research projects.
Program Director, USMA Space Science Program
Associate Professor / Research advisor
Dr. Paula Fekete is the USMA Space Science Program Director and a Department Academic Counselor. She is responsible for development of the Space Science curriculum and its instructors. She also manages the cadets who major or minor in Space Science. Additionally Dr. Fekete heads the USMA Astronomy Club and conducts space related research with cadets.
Graduate, USMA Space Science Program
Army 2LT / Graduate Student / Cadet Researcher
Second Lieutenant AnnaMaria Dear, Class of 2020, is one of the first graduates of the USMA Space Science Program, graduating with a B.S. in Space Science with a Russian Minor. A Knight Hennessy scholar, she is attending graduate school before heading to Army flight training at Ft. Rucker, Alabama.