Between 2007 and 2021, the U.S. government authorized three distinct efforts to investigate and evaluate UFO/UAP incidents, cases, and effects - the acronyms were AAWSAP, AATIP, and the UAPTF. Only one person in the entire Defense Department had a key role in all three programs. Jay Stratton was a career intelligence officer who worked for the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Defense Warning Office of the DIA, and in other sensitive national security programs. He specialized in the reverse engineering of technologies, threats, and future scenarios. In 2007, he was recruited to consult with the DIA-funded investigation known as AAWSAP, the Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program, a contract awarded to a private company affiliated with Bigelow Aerospace. The first case he investigated was the now-famous "Tic Tac" UFO incident. After AAWSAP ended, Stratton worked closely with Lue Elizondo on a successor effort known as AATIP, which focused exclusively on military encounters with UFOs. After Elizondo left government, Stratton was asked to form a new program that eventually was formalized by Congress as the UAP Task Force. During those years, he created a massive, classified briefing presentation that was delivered to Pentagon officials, intelligence agencies, defense contractors, and members of Congress. Stratton left government in 2021 and is currently employed by Radiance Technologies. The interview with WEAPONIZED is the first public statement he has ever made about his work as the government's top UFO hunter.
AAWSAP [Advanced Aerospace Weapon System Applications Program]
AATIP [Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program]
UAPTF [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force]
NIDS [National Institute for Discovery Science]
BAASS [Bigelow Advance Aerospace Space Studies]
DWO [Defense Warning Office]
ONI [Office of Naval Intelligence]
DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency]
DIRDs [Defense Intelligence Reference Documents]
AARO [All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office]
UAP [Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena]
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