January 30, 2015 – This week, Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) has been named to serve on the Strategic Forces and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee.
“I am honored to be named to two extremely important Subcommittees that protect our nation and are closely linked to our local military missions. In Strategic Forces, I will continue to be a leader at the cutting edge of our missile defense, military space, and energy related national security programs,” said Congressman Lamborn. “In ETC, I will be intimately involved in the oversight of our efforts against terrorism and other unconventional dangers. These Subcommittee positions are extremely important and I will continue to be a strong advocate for a robust national defense posture.”
The Strategic Forces Subcommittee oversees our nation’s strategic weapons, ballistic missile defense, space programs, and Department of Energy national security programs (excluding nonproliferation programs). It makes sure our nation is properly prepared for any missile or nuclear attacks.
The Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing counter-terrorism programs and initiatives and counter-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Additionally, this subcommittee oversees U.S. Special Operations Forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), information technology and programs, force protection policy and oversight, and related intelligence support. It makes sure that our nation is protected against terrorist attacks and unconventional threats.