Colonel Stephen Denker assumes command of Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado
By Sharlene Fairbanks-Kyte, Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado Public Affairs
/ Published July 31, 2009
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Stephen Denker assumed command of the Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado July 15. Maj. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, National Reconnaissance Office Air Force Space Command Element commander, presided over the ceremony.
Colonel Denker brings a wealth of experience to ADF-C. He is an accomplished leader and military officer who has held command at the Combined Test Force and Space Operations Group levels. In his previous assignment, he served as the commander of the Air Force Element and the chief of mission engineering at Royal Air Force Menwith Hill in the United Kingdom.
Prior to his assignment at Menwith Hill, Colonel Denker served in several spacecraft engineering, test and evaluation, operations, and acquisitions positions. These assignments included positions as the deputy director of ADF-C's Mission Operations Group and as the director of ADF-C's Engineering and Support Group.
Colonel Denker looks forward to continuing ADF-C's reputation for collaborative leadership and enhancing support to the intelligence community and especially deployed warfighters around the world.
Colonel Denker's predecessor, Col. David Thompson, relinquished command May 21 before deploying to become the Director of Space Forces for United States Central Command.