Changes In Personnel Announced By TTSA
By Gail Hodson Shirk, News Director, Spaced Out Radio
In the January 15 posting on their website, To The Stars Academy included an announcement of some departing founding team members. They are saying good-bye to Steve Justice, Luis Elizondo, and Chris Mellon. TTSA states these men are moving on to focus on other endeavors.
On leaving, Mellon said, “Between the end of Project Blue Book in 1970 and the launch of TTSA in 2017 there was no discernible progress on the UAP issue. However, in short order we succeeded in getting the issue on the front page of the New York Times, we facilitated official inquiries by Congress, and DoD was ultimately compelled to acknowledge the reality of the UAP phenomenon. Consequently, the entire conversation has changed. Now an official DoD investigation is underway and Congress has asked for a thorough unclassified report. We succeeded in my view primarily by enabling courageous military officers and enlisted men to have their voices heard in high places. I’m proud to have been a part of this success and I remain committed to doing whatever I can to help solve the UAP enigma in the months and years ahead.”
On his departing, Luis Elizondo added, “This change does not alter the relationship TTSA and I have established or our collective dedication to the mission. We will continue to collaborate and strengthen our partnerships as we face new priorities and opportunities in the wake of COVID-19.”
TTSA said they thank Steve, Luis and Chris for their meaningful contributions to the establishment of TTSA and an extraordinary three years. They wish them all the best in their future undertakings.