RADM (R) Archer Macy

Former Commander & Director USS Comte De Grasse; Naval Surface Warfare Center; JIAMDO; J8, Joint Staff

Rear Adm. Archer Macy enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1972 and served as a quartermaster aboard USS Severn (AO-61). He was selected for the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program and graduated from the University of Washington in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. His graduate education includes a Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master of Arts (with distinction) in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He has a proven subspecialty in weapon systems engineering, is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College and is a designated acquisition professional.

Macy has served at sea aboard USS Jesse L. Brown (FF 1089), USS Thomas C. Hart (FF 1092), USS LaSalle (AGF 3) and USS David R. Ray (DD 971). He commanded USS Comte De Grasse (DD 974) from July 1996 to June 1998. He has deployed to the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, North and South Atlantic, Caribbean and Eastern and Western Pacific.

Ashore Macy has served in the Program Executive Office for Cruise Missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, on the staff of the chief of naval operations and in the Aegis Combat System and Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense Programs. He was the program manager for Surface Electronic Warfare Systems and Decoys, and served in the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems.

Macy was the commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center from July 2004 to October 2008. He also served as the DOD executive manager for explosive ordnance disposal technology and training, and as single manager for Counter-RCIED Electronic Warfare Technology, during this period. Additionally, he was assigned as deputy commander for warfare systems engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command from 2004 to 2006.

Macy's last assignment on active duty was as the Director of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, and as deputy director for Chairman's Controlled Activity (J8) of the Joint Staff.

His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Main Day 1

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

10:00 AM December 2, 2020 | Online Agenda


1000 Registration & Networking


1145 Opening Remarks – LTG (R.) Richard Formica, Chairperson

1200 MDA Vision for the Future of Integrated Air and Missile Defense: Developing technologies to overmatch rapid advancement of near-peer capabilities

Dr. Shari Feth, Program Executive, Advanced Technology, Missile Defense Agency

Stan Stafira, Jr., Director for External Technical Interface, Ballistic Missile Defense System Architect, Missile Defense Agency

1230 Exploring AEGIS Program, and the Naval Efforts and Advantages in Countering Air Threats 

Rear Admiral Tom Druggan, Program Executive, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency


1300 Networking Break

1345 THAAD Program Overview: High Firepower And Sustainability For Resistance Against Mass Attack

·        Delivering interoperable high lethality system in support of BMD

·        Providing endo and exoatmospheric intercept capability against short, medium and limited intermediate range ballistic missiles Maximizing cost effectiveness through high single-shot kill probability

Colonel Camilla White, Project Manager, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Missile Defense Agency

1400 Multi-Domain Solutions: Offense-Defense Integration

 Rear Admiral (Ret.) Archer Macy, Former Director of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, and deputy director for Chairman’s Controlled Activity (J8), US Joint Staff


1430 Networking Break

1500 Changing the Missile Defense Paradigm: Considerations for a New Administration. 

Dr. Tom Karako, Senior Fellow, International Security Program and Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

1530 Making the Case for Chemical Power Sourcing for DE: Protecting the Homefront & Critical Infrastructure 

Dr. Eli Miron, Homefront Shield, Israel


1600 Closing Remarks – LTG (R.) Richard Formica, Chairperson


1645 Post-Summit Networking

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