Monthly Meeting – Thursday, April 18, 2024:  THE MILITARIZATION OF SPACE

Topic: The Militarization of Space

Speaker: Colonel Ben Ogden


Colonel Ben Ogden is an Assistant Professor, course director, and lead instructor for the strategic space studies program at the U.S. Army War College. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the U.S. Space Force’s Senior Leader Education program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). 

His areas of concentration include space policy, national security space strategy, and military space operations. His operational experience includes multiple overseas and combat deployments focusing on missile defense operations, and as the training and readiness director for the U.S. Army Space & Missile Defense Command at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Colonel Ogden has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He has also completed the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center’s (NPEC) Space Policy Fellowship as well as the Defense Technology Seminar at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory.

FPA Coordinator: Patrick Fish

The Susquehanna Club


Fruit Cup
Baked Ham with Pineapple Sauce
Corn Pudding
Green Been Amandine
Dessert: Sherbet
Rolls, butter, coffee, water, and hot tea.

Social hour & Dinner Information
5:30-6:30 Social Hour
6:30-7:30 Dinner
7:30—Announcement, Speaker followed by question and answer session

Cost for FPA Members: $33.00
Non-Members: $38.00 – We Welcome Non-members to attend dinners.

There is no charge for anyone to attend the program presentation only, beginning at 7:30 PM.

Dinner co-chairmen are Dan Sim and Ron Pontius.

Reservations must be made by 10:00 am on the Monday before the meeting. To make a reservation, fill out the form below or telephone or email Ron Pontius at (717) 991-0899 or

To CANCEL your reservation, please telephone or email Ron Pontius at (717) 991-0899 or Please be sure to give your complete name, address and phone number.

If you come for dinner as a “Walk-in” without a reservation, we cannot guarantee you the selected entrée. You will be provided a meal, but it may be chef’s selection.

NOTE: We bill “No-shows”

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