Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command, has been nominated to serve as deputy commander of U.S. Space Command, Defense News reported Tuesday. Dickinson, who also serves as commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, will serve as deputy to Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond if confirmed.
Previously, Dickinson served as chief of staff of Strategic Command and director for test at the Missile Defense Agency. He also worked in the office of the secretary of the Army as deputy to the inspector general. Sources told Defense News that Maj. Gen. Daniel Karbler, chief of staff at Strategic Command, has been tapped to succeed Dickinson as head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command.
Karbler is former commanding general of Army Test and Evaluation Command and director of joint and integration for Army G-8 at the Pentagon. The Congressional Record shows that Dickinson and Karbler have been nominated but does not the state the specific positions.