Michael J. Coumatos is a former naval aviator, test pilot, squadron commanding officer, ship's captain, Commodore of U.S. and coalition naval task groups, and business owner. Mike earned his wings in 1968 and went on to serve as a combat search and rescue helicopter pilot during two tours to Viet Nam. He was selected for the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and upon graduation flew test projects at both the Naval Air Test Center at Patuxent River, Maryland, and Edwards AFB, California. The Navy assigned Mike to five operational commands during his career. Following the 'first space war' involving removing Iraqi forces from Kuwait, Mike was sent to US Space Command as a Space Director, responsible for national security space assets, and integrated warning of strategic ballistic missile and bomber attack on North America. He returned to San Diego for what was to be his final active duty tour of duty, and assumed the Directorship of Wargaming for Pacific Fleet forces.
He is currently a Vice President and Partner for Delta Solutions & Strategies, LLC, providing analysis, advisory, and system engineering support for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, the Space Warfare Center, Combatant Commanders Command and Control System Group, Department of Interior, the Colorado Springs Police and Fire Department, the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, and various commercial companies.
Co-authors of Space Wars, Mike Coumatos and Bill Scott discussed how our satellites are vulnerable to attacks. More »