Capt Jessie Dumont is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics & Space Science. In June 2021, she returned from working at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. She was a member of 18th Space Control Squadron and fulfilled the roles of orbital analyst and line instructor. The 18th SPCS is tasked with providing 24/7 support to the Space Surveillance Network (SSN), maintaining the space catalog of resident space objects and managing the United States Space Command’s space situational awareness (SSA) sharing program to both domestic, foreign, and commercial entities. The squadron also conducts sensor optimization, conjunction assessment, human spaceflight support, atmospheric re-entry predictions, break-ups and space launches analysis.
A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada in Physics & Space Science (Honours), Capt Dumont was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2016. She was then assigned to the Canadian Air Defense Sector in North Bay to be trained as an Air Weapons Officer for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Shortly after graduation, she was posted to the Canadian Space Operations Centre (CANSpOC) in Ottawa to work in various positions in the developing unit. In 2018, she was posted to the Canadian NORAD Space Detachment (CNSD) in Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, USA. Capt Dumont is actively pursuing a Master’s degree in Space Operations Engineering from the University of Colorado. In her free time, she enjoys skydiving and trail running with her dog.