Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Through the “Adopt our Troops” program, you can both register and adopt a specific member of America’s armed forces in prayer. What greater gift could you provide these troops than intercession on behalf of our omnipotent God?

Please take the time to adopt one of these soldiers and pray for them every day. If you know a specific member of the military, please register them. More than anything we could personally give them, our troops need our support through prayer.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesDouglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

Douglas L. Loverro holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S. in Physics from the University of New Mexico, an M.S. in Political Science from Auburn University, and an M.B.A. from the University of West Florida.  He was the top graduate from his class in the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and is a graduate of the JFK School of Government Senior Executives in National and International Security Program.

Mr. Loverro most recently served as the Executive Director for Air Force Space Command’s Space and Missile Systems Center where he also served as the Air Force’s Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Space.  He has been involved in the planning and acquisition of Department of Defense (DoD) and Space Intelligence systems for over twenty years, both in and out of uniform.

Mr. Loverro is credited with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments in aerospace development including the invention of the supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser, the initiation of the DoD’s Global Broadcast Service, establishing the foundation for all Global Positioning System modernization, and leading the push for greater use of commercial manufacturing and capabilities for future DoD space and launch systems. He retired from active duty in February 2006 upon selection as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service. He assumed his current role in March 2013.

He is now, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. In this role, he is responsible for establishing policy and guidance to assure United States and allied warfighters the benefits of Space capabilities and to help guide the Department’s strategy for addressing space-related issues.  He also leads Departmental activities in international space cooperation.

Mr. Loverro is married to Stephanie Loverro and they have two children.

IN THE NEWS: Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, and Maj. Gen. Chang Kyeong Seok, the South Korean Defense Ministry’s director general of policy planning, signed a memorandum of agreement on the sidelines of the Space Cooperation Working Group. “Cooperating with international partners to develop coalition approaches to space is a priority for the Department of Defense,” Loverro said. South Korea joins five nations and many other organizations already participating in space situational awareness data sharing agreements with DoD. By signing the memorandum, Chang said, the South Korean Defense Ministry and the DoD have come to participate in the efforts of international community for the peaceful use of space. “This opportunity will strengthen the [U.S.-South Korean alliance] through increasing the level of space cooperation between both nations’ armed forces.” Such agreements enhance multinational space cooperation and streamline the process for DoD partners to request specific information gathered by Stratcom’s Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, DoD officials said. The information is crucial for launch support, satellite maneuver planning, support for on-orbit anomalies, electromagnetic interference investigation, satellite decommissioning activities and on-orbit conjunction assessments, officials added.