Vice Admiral David Frost, USN, retired "in 1996 after 33 years of active service in the United States Navy. His final military assignment was as Deputy Commander, United States Space Command and Vice Commander, NORAD. In earlier years he served as the Director of Operations at U.S. European Command, Commander of Carrier Group Eight, Commander of Naval Space Command, Captain of two ships including the aircraft carrier Saratoga, Commander of two fighter squadrons, and Commander of Navy Fighter Weapons School (Topgun). His education includes a BS degree from the US Naval Academy. He completed the Harvard University program for Senior Executives in National and International Security and the Harvard Defense Policy Seminar. Admiral Frost received several distinguished awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Award, the Defense Superior Service Award, and four Legion of Merit Awards."