The mission of the Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Historical, Educational and Recognition Organization (HERO) is to:
Promote awareness and appreciation of the partnership between government and private industry in the development and maintenance of the Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) weapon system.
- Plan and hold seminars on the subject of the FBM role in strategic deterrence
Encourage understanding and dissemination of the history of the development of the FBM weapons system.
- Support the Navy Historical Foundation and in particular the ‘Cold War Museum’
- Support Submarine League history seminars related to the FBM program
Formally recognize the contributions of past and present members of the SSP family.
- Sponsor the annual SSP Director’s Award
- Sponsor the annual FBM Achievement Award
- Sponsor the 50 Years FBM Service Award
Host events that will advance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the FBM and Strategic Weapons System (SWS) Programs.
- Host FBM Program anniversary celebrations
- Support other key SSP and FBM Program events