Gilbert Siegert brings over 41 years of experience working to support space operations and systems with the Department of Defense and various aerospace corporations. Retiring as a Colonel, Mr. Siegert served in various space-related roles during his 26-year career in the United States Air Force, including International Arms Control Negotiator, Chief of the Space Joint Congressional Matters Branch, Chief of the NORAD/USSPACECOM Liaison Office, and others. Following the Air Force, he worked in different consulting roles, for example 14 years as the president of Space Ventures Consulting, providing support to major aerospace firms such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Orbital Sciences, and others. During this same period Mr. Siegert also worked as a Senior Research Analyst at ANSER, Inc, responsible for assisting the development and implementation of DoD policy issuances on space activates. Currently, he is working as a Vice President for Air Force Programs at Burdeshaw Associates, where he recently supported a major assessment of the future of the U.S. Space Market. Mr. Siegert received a M.B.A in International Finance at the University of Wyoming, a B.A. in Zoology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and he completed graduate work in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Mr. Siegert was also a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and a Distinguished Graduate of the Squadron Officers School.