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Dr. Jamie M. Morin

Vice President Defense Strategic Space


Jamie M. Morin is vice president of Defense Strategic Space at The Aerospace Corporation. As part of Aerospace’s Defense Systems Group, Jamie leads technical support to the senior-most levels of the Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force, including the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Air Force headquarters, as well as to the other military services and combatant commands.

Morin also is executive director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, which provides objective analysis to ensure well-informed, technically defensible, and forward-looking space policy across the civil, military, intelligence, and commercial space sectors. In that role, he has published research in outlets including Nature, Defense One, Defense News, and the Journal of Space Safety Engineering. He speaks widely and orchestrates the Center’s extensive series of publications, events, and multimedia products to shape the future of the U.S. space enterprise.

From 2017 to 2023, Morin was vice president of Defense Systems Operations at Aerospace.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Morin served as director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) for the Department of Defense, where he led the organization responsible for analyzing and evaluating the department’s plans, programs, and budgets in relation to U.S. defense objectives, threats, estimated costs, and resource constraints.

Before his appointment as director of CAPE, Morin served for five years as the assistant secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller). He also served for a year as acting under secretary of the Air Force, where he led the Air Force Space Board and the Air Force Council.

Before moving to the Pentagon, Morin was lead analyst for defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs on the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget.

In addition to his role at Aerospace, Morin is an adjunct professor of international relations at Georgetown University. He also serves in various advisory roles to the government, including the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board, the Secretary of the Air Force’s senior advisory group, and the Commission on the Reform of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution System.


Morin earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in public administration and public policy from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. His executive education includes the Harvard Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy program, the Wharton School’s Boards That Lead program, and the University of Virginia Batten School’s Leadership for Racial Equity program.


Morin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Trustee of the HALO Trust (USA), a humanitarian charity that removes landmines around the world. In 2013, Morin was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and since 2017 he has served as a member of the Forum’s Global Futures Council on Space Technology. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and in 2016 received the Stuart Symington Award from the Air Force Association for the top contribution by a civilian in national security.

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