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Profiles in Space: Commander to contractor – the journey to SMDC, and love of a job


Last updated 5/3/2022 at 3:45pm

Andrew Grantham

Then Maj. Andrew Grantham prepares to go on a convoy while deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004.

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE – Ever wonder who comes up with the training exercises Soldiers carry out in the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command? Well wonder no more. It's guys like Andy Grantham at USASMDC's G-37 Exercise Branch that develop scenarios and training objectives for tier-one level exercises.

Grantham, in his mid-50s, has been with the command since 2013, and in his current position since 2019. Before coming onboard with the command, he was in the Colorado National Guard, and in the active-duty Army before that.

Grantham, originally from Oklahoma City, knew he wanted to...

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