Perry G. Ballard is the Chief Engineer, DOD Manned Spaceflight Payloads Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). On behalf of the Director, Perry provides senior engineering oversight of all DOD and STP Human Spaceflight projects. Perry provides technical assistance to Payload Integration in the areas of Systems Engineering, Information Protection, and Export Control. He represents the DOD Space Test Program to the NASA Export Control Office as the Export Control Representative for Shuttle and International Space Station payloads. Dr Ballard represents SMC and DOD Space Test Program to interests to outside organizations in support of mission accomplishment. Perry is also the Mission Manager for several payloads in the launch process. During his 22 year military career Perry was the Acting Program Director for the DOD Space Test Program - where he lead a team that participated in the first space launch from Kodiak, Alaska, was assigned as the Collection Systems Program Manager, Director of Intelligence Operations of the Defense Intelligence Agency and served as a Chief of Space Shuttle and Atlas Payloads at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Perry also prepared for launch to the International Space Station the first US payload on the Japanese H-IIb rocket.