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U.S. Space Command Taps Christopher Thoendel as New CDO

As first noted on, the U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) has appointed Christopher Thoendel as its new Chief Data Officer.

USSPACECOM holds more than 170 Space Situational Awareness sharing agreements with partners from the commercial sector, academia, and foreign and intergovernmental agencies.

Before a 1-year assignment as a Senior Military Advisor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Thoendel served as the USSPACECOM Division Chief overseeing Joint Integration, Strategic Assessments, Wargaming, Modeling and Simulations.  He also previously served as the Branch Chief, Strategic Assessment.  Prior, he was a Senior Military Analyst with the Army Futures Command, Research and Analysis Center.

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