New SMC Vice Commander Named
By Alicia Garges , SMC Public Affairs
/ Published January 31, 2011
LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Colonel Roger Teague has been nominated and confirmed for his first star and named as the new Space and Missile Systems Center vice commander. He will be replacing Brig. Gen. Samuel Greaves who is moving to a new position at Air Force Space Command.
A 1986 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Brig. Gen. (S) Teague is currently the director of SMC's Infrared Space Systems Directorate where he leads a team of more than 450 government and 2,300 contractor personnel responsible for developing and deploying space-based infrared detection, targeting and tracking systems used for missile warning, missile defense, battlespace characterization and technical intelligence. As the vice commander, he will be responsible for assisting the commander in managing the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of various space and missile systems including launch, command and control and operational satellite systems. SMC has more than 6,000 employees nationwide and an annual budget exceeding $10 billion.
The general's career includes a broad range of assignments including acquisition, space operations, and command at the squadron, group and wing-levels. Prior to coming to Los Angeles AFB in 2006, he served as chief of the Program Integration and Assessment Division at the National Security Space Office in Washington, D.C.
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Air and Space Campaign Medal.