The U.S. Space Force was all ready to move ahead with announcing a rank structure — until lawmakers stepped in, according to the newest military branch’s top enlisted adviser.
The Space Force released an official doctrine Monday, outlining the culture of the all-new military service and officially designating the cosmos as a warfighting domain.
The U.S. Space Force is not institutionally “ready” in the way our air service was when it was stood up in 1947.
For the better part of six decades, our imaginations have been tempered by science fiction as to what a space force uniform should look like.
Renaming Air Force bases that have a significant space mission is one of the recommendations by the Space Force Planning Task Force “to show visible progress towards the establishment of the Space Force.”
Eighty-eight military members will make up the unit, likely to be called the 293rd Space Control Squadron, said Brig. Gen. Ryan Okahara, commander of the Hawaii Air Guard.
The Air Force came out smelling of roses in the 2020 minibus appropriations bill agreed to by the House and Senate yesterday.
United States Space Force: The idea of a separate military service focused on space has been debated for almost two decades.
Space Force personnel, and especially their leadership, will need to be bold in their break from the cultures that have previously defined their members.