Tag Archives: David Thompson

Gen. David Thompson: Space Force to Establish New Commands, Warfighting Analytical Function in 2021

Gen. David Thompson

Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force, said that the service plans to continue integrating the force with other military branches and combatant commands this year. He said the service established Space Operations Command in October and intends to complete the design and set up a Space Training and Readiness Command and Space Systems Command in 2021.

Read More »

Lt. Gen. David Thompson Assumes Vice Chief Role at Space Force

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson has taken up his new role as the U.S. Space Force's vice chief of space operations, giving him the responsibility of supporting USSF's operational readiness. Thompson will focus on establishing USSF's Pentagon headquarters and a new Space Warfighting Integration Center (SWIC) alongside Gen. John Raymond

Read More »

Lt. Gen. David Thompson: Space Force Eyes Formation of Acquisitions Command

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, said the service plans to establish a new command focused on acquisition programs in 2021. The service announced in June that it will be composed of three field commands and one of those is Space Systems Command (SSC).

Read More »

Space Force Requires Workforce to be Digitally Fluent; LTG David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

The U.S. Space Force will require its workforce to pass a minimum level of training to prove their knowledge, skills and capabilities, and become digitally fluent. The finalized plan will be delivered to Space Force commander and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, John Raymond, in fall 2020

Read More »

Lt. Gen. David Thompson Nominated as Vice Chief of Space Operations

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the service’s vice chief of space operations. Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper also announced Thompson’s nomination for promotion to the rank of general. 

Read More »

Space Force to Begin Transitioning More Than 2.4K USAF Personnel in September; David Thompson Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

The U.S. Space Force has chosen 2,410 space operations personnel from the U.S. Air Force to transfer to the new military branch starting Sept. 1. Space Force said that the selected personnel will assume space systems operations (1C6) and space operations (13S) duties as part of the transition.

Read More »

Lt. Gen. David Thompson: DoD Plans to Work With Congress to Help Distressed Space Companies

David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is collaborating with the White House and intends to work with Congress to find ways how to help commercial space firms facing bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

Read More »

Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein Assumes Command of NRO as Deputy Director

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein has started his tenure as the National Reconnaissance Office's deputy director. NRO said Tuesday that it held an Assumption of Command ceremony on Monday to welcome Guetlein to the agency. Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of USAF Space Command, presided over the ceremony.

Read More »

Patrick Shanahan: DoD Unveiling Space Force Leader Candidates in Weeks

Patrick Shanahan, acting secretary of defense and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the government will name nominees for the U.S. Space Force leadership post in the coming weeks, Defense News reported Thursday. Pentagon officials propose the new service branch operate directly under the leadership of a senate-confirmed, space-focused U.S. Air Force undersecretary.

Read More »