Brig. Gen. (ret.) Jean-Daniel Teste
Engineer by training and Air force Intelligence officer, General Teste also graduated from the Higher Defense Studies Institute (IHEDN). He started his career on the HELIOS 1 military observation satellite program. He then moved to Head of the Space and Intelligence department at the French Air Force, then National Military Geography Director. Between 2014 and 2017, he commanded the Joint Space Command, in charge of the Military Space policy and managing and coordinating the use of all the French military space assets including HELIOS 2, PLEIADES, ELISA, SYRACUSE 3 (among others). He is Officer of the Legion of Honor and Commander of the National Order of Merit.