Even “Jolly” (U.S. Air Force (USAF) call sign) Rogers is the co-founder and chief executive officer of True Anomaly, a venture-backed space technology startup providing superior capabilities for a secure and sustainable space environment to protect the interests of the United States, its allies, and other Liberal Democracies.
Prior to co-founding True Anomaly, Even served as an officer in the USAF for nearly a decade, leading interdisciplinary teams of space operators, scientists, and engineers to develop and evaluate the operational performance of military systems and tactics designed to protect U.S. and allied assets in orbit.
Even is the author of seminal texts that serve as the U.S. military’s foundation for tactical operations in space, including Spacepower: Doctrine for Space Forces and six other publications. He has held leadership positions in space system Developmental and Operational Test, training, spacecraft operations, and Joint Fires–providing key insights into the practices needed to successfully deploy space security satellites and supporting infrastructures.
Even also holds experience as a Service Chiefs Fellow with the esteemed Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and as a Johnson Space Center (JSC) Rendezvous and Proximity Operations and Robotics intern with NASA.
He graduated with Honors from Virginia Military Institute and holds a Master of Arts from University of Chicago in Social Sciences.