The vice commander of Air Force Space Command and the man behind the Pegasus air-launched rocket are the recipients of the 2018 Honorable Peter B. Teets Award, the National Defense Industrial Association announced.
Lt. Gen. David Thompson and Antonio Elias, formerly of Orbital ATK Inc., are recognized this year by NDIA's space division.
In April, Thompson took over as vice commander of Air Force Space Command, which oversees mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and supports North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands. He previously served as vice commander and special assistant to the commander of Space Command's operations at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Elias recently retired as executive vice president...