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Space Force To Restructure Acquisition Organization; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) announced Thursday it will reorganize its acquisitions organization this summer. In an attempt to accelerate new technology delivery, the Space Systems Command (SSC) will replace the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The new SSC will be responsible for developing, acquiring, fielding, sustaining space capabilities

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Space Operations Command Assumes Control Authority Over Lockheed-Made AEHF-6 Satellite

Lockheed-Built AEHF-6

The U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center handed control authority of the sixth Lockheed Martin-built Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite to Space Operations Command in late October. Space Vehicle 6 completes the AEHF satellite constellation designed to provide military leaders and warfighters jam-resistant communications and command and control capabilities during a nuclear war.

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Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess to Take Director Role at Space Operations Command

BG Douglas Schiess

Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s 45th Space Wing, has been appointed director of space and cyber operations at the military branch’s Space Operations Command. Schiess concurrently serves as director of the Space Force’s Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Tuesday.

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Space Force’s Lt. Gen. John Shaw on Int’l Space Domain Issues

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command, has said that international issues on the use of space weapons prove that space is a contested domain. Shaw said that the Department of Defense initially built satellite-based command and control systems “as if we were in a benign domain.”

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Space Force Launches First Field Command; Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting Assumes Leadership

Stephen Whiting

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) has created and activated its first field command that will be led by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, who received a nomination for the leadership post earlier this year. USSF said Wednesday that its Space Operations Command will function as one of the service branch's three field commands.

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw Nominated to Lead Space Command

Lt. Gen. John Shaw

President Trump has nominated Maj. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and the Space Operations Command, to serve as deputy commander at the U.S. Space Command. Shaw will elevate to the rank of lieutenant general once he receives confirmation from the Senate, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Thursday.

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Space Force Reorganizes Field Command Structure; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force has launched a reorganization effort in a push to realign previous Air Force command structures into the new service branch’s field organization framework. The Space Force said that the new command structure will include three subunits, namely field command, delta or garrison with regards to focus and squadron requirements.

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Space Force’s Organizational Structure Unveiled; Gen. Jay Raymond Quoted

Gen. Jay Raymond

The U.S. Space Force’s organizational structure finalized by the Department of the Air Force will be composed of three echelons: field commands, deltas and squadrons. Space Systems Command (SSC), Space Operations Command (SpOC) and Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) will serve as the military branch’s three field commands.

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw on Planetary Defense, NASA’s Manned Demo-2 Mission

Maj. Gen. John Shaw

Maj. Gen. John Shaw, head of Space Operations Command within the U.S. Space Force, discussed at a webinar Monday about planetary defense and how the Pentagon’s partnership with NASA might help mitigate the threat of an asteroid found to be on a collision course with Earth, DoD News reported Tuesday.

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