Lawrence Cooper has nearly two decades experience in space systems R&D, space & missile operations, strategic planning, and program management in positions that include space systems physicist, Minuteman II ICBM Flight Commander, Space Force Enhancement Long Range Planner, and Principal Analyst Space and Intelligence Systems.
During his time as a USAF officer, Lawrence Cooper worked on various programs such as managing the Strategic Defense Initiative Passive Survivability Technology Program’s Survivable Space Power Program, developing operations and training documentation for the Relay Mirror Experiment satellite, Deputy Flight Commander for GPS launch and early operations, and long range planner developing Air Force Space Command’s first Strategic Master Plan.
Since leaving the Air Force, Lawrence Cooper has worked in the private sector on a number of Department of Defense Programs including acting as a liaison for DoD to FAA’s Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) program for providing corrections to GPS and allow precision aircraft approach and landing, and as a space superiority analyst for the Joint Staff. He is currently providing strategic planning and program management support to DoD for various Information Technology programs.
Lawrence is an associate fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of both their Public Policy Committee and Space Systems Technical Committee. On the latter he is the co-chair of the space policy sub-committee. He also volunteers his time helping as a Mission Team Lead and developing curriculum for the Federation of Galaxy Explorers (www.foge.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring America's youth in space related science and engineering. Currently Lawrence is busing writing his doctoral dissertation in National Security and Space Policy at George Washington University.