TASC, Inc. | Safety and Security for All Americans |
Published in the November/December 2010 issue of print Search & Employ® |
Michael Cox, director, Missile Defense, for TASC, Inc., hoped for a second career that meant more than merely collecting a paycheck when he retired as a colonel after 27 years in the Air Force. At TASC, he found what he was seeking.
“By working at TASC, veterans can stay involved in areas they are familiar with and connect to the network of military and civilian personnel that they have built professional relationships with during their military careers,” he said. “My current job entails being responsible for TASC’s contractor support services with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville. TASC provides systems engineering and technical assistance support to the MDA in the areas of sensors, and testing and evaluation of the ballistic missile defense system (BMDS).”
His career in the Air Force set him up perfectly for his position at TASC. “My primary role was in acquisition management with experience managing programs including the development of nuclear and laser eye protection, global positioning system avionics and security systems, and signature technology research and development,” Cox said. “I have also spent portions of my military career as a space operations officer and political military affairs officer with responsibility for U.S. European Command engagement strategy development for the central Africa region. I most recently served as the chief of missile defense and warning systems for the Air Force, and program manager of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) program for the Missile Defense Agency. I also served as the chief of staff for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Joint Program Office in Huntsville.”