Tully Rinckey PLLC founding partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq. was invited to serve as a presenter at the 2009 National Guard Space Symposium hosted by defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton in Colorado Springs. In addition to his legal practice, Tully serves as a major in the 42nd Infantry Division of the New York Army National Guard.
The symposium, which was held April 28-30, was part of a classified briefing for senior National Guard and Department of Defense personnel on how the Defense Support to Civilian Authority (DSCA) mission can provide national security support to civilian law enforcement agencies during emergencies.
Tully spoke on the National Guard’s involvement in the DSCA’s mission of protecting and furthering homeland defense through the use of space systems knowledge and initiatives.
The presentation follows Tully’s training this past year at the National Security Space Institute (NSSI), where he became one of the few attorneys to have successfully attended and graduated from the program. The NSSI is the Department of Defense’s premier institute for providing servicemembers with the space education and training required to support military operations and advance US national security interests.
Tully is one of less than 250 officers in the military qualified as an Army Space Operations Officer, an elite group of highly trained, skilled, and educated military officers who specialize in using space based assets to protect the military.
Tully continually applies his experiences in the armed forces to the daily mission of his law firm, Tully Rinckey PLLC. The firm is widely regarded as holding one of the nation’s leading military law practices.