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Michael Killings

Michael Killings

Deputy Director, Servicing, Mobility, and Logistics (SML), USSF

Lieutenant Colonel Killings serves as Deputy Director, Servicing, Mobility, & Logistics (SML) program office Space Systems Command, Assured Access to Space (AATS/AAA) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), Florida. In this role, he leads execution of acquisition activities for the development of SML capabilities supporting envisioned USSPACECOM dynamic space and USSF point-to-point delivery operations. His team is responsible for creating combat integration pathways for emerging capability and technologies focused on bridging the gap between current terrestrial space force enhancement and future space domain-centric combat support/combat service support operations.  

Lieutenant Colonel Killings earned his commission and Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Central Florida serving 17 years in the U.S. Air Force before transitioning to the U.S Space Force in July 2021. Prior to his current position, he performed duties as the Space Launch Delta 45 Inspector General. His assignments have covered mission areas in space launch and national technical means operations, rapid and major system acquisitions, and Air Force Expeditionary deployment in support of U.S. Operation Freedom's Sentinel and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Resolute Support Mission. 


2004 Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 

2004 Officer Space Pre-requisite Training Course (Space 100), Vandenberg AFB, Calif. 

2005 Air and Space Basic Course (ASBC), Maxwell AFB, Ala. 

2011 Squadron Officer School (in residence), Maxwell AFB, Ala. 

2011 Master of Science, Systems Engineering, National Technological University (NTU) - Walden University, Minneapolis, Minn. 

2014 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence), Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2017 Post-Master’s Certification, Data Science, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, Calif. 


1. Jun 2004 – Aug 2004, Student, Officer Space Pre-requisite Training (OSPT), 392nd Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

2. Sep 2004 – May 2007, Section Chief Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles Facilities & Infrastructure; 4SLS, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

3.  Jun 2007 – May 2011, Program Systems Engineer/ Program Manager, Advanced Capabilities, Space Superiority Systems Wing, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.

4. Jun 2011 – Jun 2015, Flight Commander, Ground Engineering & Operations; Flight Commander, Vehicle Ops & Engineering; Mission Director, NRO/Aerospace Data Facility-East, Ft Belvoir, VA

5. Jul 2015 – Jun 2017, Director of Operations, NRO/Office of Space Launch-Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

6. Jul 2017 – Jun 2020, Branch Chief, Plans & Requirements, Navigation Warfare; GPS Directorate, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.

7. Apr 2019 - Nov 2019, Operations Cell Head, Resource Management Branch, CSTC-Afghanistan, Kabul Afghanistan

8. Jun 2020 – Jun 2022, Inspector General, Space Launch Delta 45, Patrick SFS, Fla.

9. July 2022 – Present, Deputy Director, Servicing, Mobility, and Logistics Program Office; Division Chief, Future Operations, Operations Directorate, Space Systems Command, Assured Access to Space Division, Cape Canaveral SFS, Fla.


Defense Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters 

Air Force Meritorious Service Medal 

Joint Service Achievement Medal with one oaf leaf cluster

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with three oak leaf clusters

Afghanistan Campaign and NATO non-Article 5 Medal


Second Lieutenant June 2, 2004 

First Lieutenant June 2, 2006 

Captain June 2, 2008 

Major May 1, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel January 1, 2019


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