Colonel COLONEL MEREDITH S. BEG

Colonel Meredith S. Beg is the Vice Commander for Operations, Space Launch Delta 45, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. As the vice commander, she leads a team of 15,000 Space Force, Air Force, and contractor personnel in integrated launch and range operations. She oversees the operations and maintenance of $20 billion in instrumentation and infrastructure for the 15-million-squaremile Eastern Range and supports launch and test customers with mission critical range technical and operational services. Furthermore, Colonel Beg leads integration of Space Launch Delta 45 efforts to innovate operations, technology, critical infrastructure, and policy to transform the Eastern Range into the Spaceport of the Future.

Colonel Beg was commissioned in the Air Force in 2001 after completing Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, AL and transferred to the Space Force in July 2021. Before assuming her current position, Colonel Beg was the Deputy Director of Operations, Servicing and Maneuver and in this roll, she was responsible for developing the On-Orbit Service and Maneuver Program of Record for the United States Space Force.

She also served as the Falcon Launch Vehicle Materiel Leader, serving as the chief Air Force engineer responsible for validating the nation’s recently added spacelift fleet was ready and capable of delivering national security satellites into orbit. Her previous headquarters experience includes serving as the Chief, Executive Action Group, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington DC and the Launch and Range Program Element Monitor, Directorate of Space Programs, Pentagon, Washington DC. Colonel Beg is an Acquisition Professional with certifications in both Systems Planning, Research
Development, and Engineering and Program Management.

EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Science (Chemical Engineering), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
2001 Aerospace Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008 Master of Science (Systems Engineering), Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL (Correspondence)
2014 Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS
2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL (Correspondence)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 01 - Jan 03, Fielding Team Lead Global Command and Control System-Air Force, Hanscom AFB, MA
2. Jan 03 - Jun 04, Migrations Team Lead Global Command and Control System-Air Force, Hanscom AFB, MA
3. Jun 04 - Jun 05, Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Atlas V Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Manager, Atlas Group, Launch and Range Systems Wing, Los Angeles AFB, CA
4. Jun 05 - Aug 06, Atlas V Propulsion Lead Engineer, Atlas Group, Launch and Range Systems Wing, Los Angeles AFB, CA
5. Aug 06 - Jul 07, Branch Chief, Atlas V Propulsion and Analysis, Atlas Group, Launch and Range Systems Wing, Los Angeles AFB, CA
6. Jul 07 - Jun 08, Staff Director Launch Programs and Range Systems, Space and Missile System Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
7. Jun 08 - Oct 09, Chief, Emerging Launch Vehicles, 45th Launch Support Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
8. Oct 09 - May 10, Launch Operations Support Contract Program Manager, 45th Launch Support Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL
9. May 10 - May 11, Executive Officer to the Wing Commander, 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, FL
10. May 11 - May 12, Assistant to the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
11. Dec 12 - May 13, Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution Officer, Resources and Requirements Directorate, Headquarter Special Operations Command Central, MacDill AFB, FL
12. May 12 - Jun 13, Chief, Integrated Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment Command and Control Section, Requirements Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO
13. Jun 13 - Jun 14, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
14. June 14 - Mar 16, Launch and Range Program Element Monitor, Directorate of Space Programs, Pentagon, Washington, DC
15. Mar 16 - Jun 17, Chief, Executive Action Group, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Pentagon, Washington, DC
16. Jun 17 - Jun 19, Commander, 2nd Range Operations Squadron, 30th Operations Group, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, CA
17. Jul 19 - Jun 21, Materiel Leader, Falcon Launch Vehicles, Enterprise Space Launch, Space and Missile System Center, Los Angeles AFB, CA
18. Jul 21 - Jul 22, Senior Executive Officer to the Director of Staff, United States Space Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC
19. Aug 22 - Jun 23, Deputy Director of Operations, Servicing and Maneuver, Space Systems Command S3, Patrick SFB, FL
20. Jun 23 - Present, Vice Commander, Space Launch Delta 45, Cape Canaveral SFS, FL

OPERATIONAL INFORMATION
Minute Man III Test Launch: Glory Trip (GT)-226, Fuze Test Unit-01; GT-229
SpaceX: Paz DemoSat, Iridium V, Iridium VII, SAOCOM
Minotaur C: Skybox
Delta IV: NROL-47
Atlas V: InSight
Falcon 9: GPS III-3, III-4 and III-5


MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
2021 Lt Gen Kenneth W. Schultz, Outstanding Program Manager Award

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 24, 2001
First Lieutenant May 24, 2003
Captain May 24, 2005
Major January 1, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2016
Colonel May 1, 2022


(Current as of June 2023)