Space Force to Absorb Missions of 23 Air Force Units

The Department of the Air Force has listed 23 Air Force organizations whose space missions will transition to the U.S. Space Force within the next three to six months.

Approximately 1,840 billets from across the 23 organizations will be moved to the Space Force under the transfer plan, which does not cover the physical transfer of units to a new geographic location, the service said Tuesday.

The units whose missions will transition to the Space Force include the 17th Test Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, 18th Intel Squadron at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio and the 25th Space Range Squadron at Schriever AFB in Colorado.

Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations at the Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force and fellow Wash100 recipient, will help implement the transfer plan as directed by Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett in accordance with the White House’s Space Policy Directive-4.

About The Wash100

This year represents our sixth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2020.

You may also be interested in...

Government

GAO: DOD Should Fill Gaps in Small Business Strategy

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) advises the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop an implementation plan, policy and a formal monitoring process for the DOD Small Business Strategy. Congress, in 2019, tasked DOD to create a strategy that will guide how the department handles small business programs, GAO said Thursday.