COL (R) Art LoureiroChairperson, Former Chief of Plans of the Army Space and Missile Defense
Colonel (R) Art Loureiro is from Hartford, Connecticut. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of infantry upon his graduation in 1989 from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
He has served in a variety of infantry positions throughout his career. His early assignments included duty with the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Airborne Division, 3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division; and, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 506th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. As an infantry officer, Colonel (R) Loureiro has served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has also participated in hurricane relief operations, counterdrug operations, humanitarian assistance operations, and peace-keeping operations.
Colonel (R) Loureiro transitioned from the Infantry and was selected as an Army Strategist. As an Army Strategist, Colonel (R) Loureiro has served as the Director of Plans and Policy at the Center for Strategic Leadership, United States Army War College; Chief of Force Structure, Chief of Campaign Plans, Chief of Strategy and Policy, and Chief of Plans at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM); and, Chief of Plans of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). Colonel (R) Loureiro retired from the United States Army in 2015 and currently resides in Monument, Colorado where he continues to be involved in national security issues.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer’s Basic and Advance Course, United States Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; the Italian Joint Command and Staff College, Rome, Italy; Basic Strategic Arts Program, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Space Operations and Integration Courses (200 & 300); and, the Army Cyber Operations Planners Course.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star (with two oak leaf clusters), Legion of Merit Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award (with two oak leaf clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with two bronze stars), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with campaign star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (with number four device), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge