Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Eyes Single Command Focused on Acquisition

Gen. John Raymond
Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations of the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the service branch plans to combine independent space acquisition agencies under a single field command, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

“One of my key priorities is to drive unity of effort across the department,” he said Wednesday during a Defense Writers Group conference call.

The field command is likely to serve as the umbrella organization for Space and Missile Systems Center, Rapid Capabilities Office and the Space Development Agency, according to the report.

Raymond also cited the establishment of the Space Force and the opportunity it offers when it comes to addressing duplication and achieving agility and unity of effort.

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