Home Space Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and...

Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and education

STARCOM is the third and final field command being stood up by the Space Force

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on Aug. 23 will establish the Space Training and Readiness Command at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

A ceremony is scheduled on Monday at Peterson to be presided by the chief of space operations of the U.S. Space Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond. 

Known at the STAR Command, or STARCOM, the new organization will oversee doctrine, training and professional education of Space Force military and civilian personnel, and will coordinate basic training and recruiting. 

STARCOM will be led by Brig. Gen. Shawn Bratton, of the National Guard Bureau. Bratton over the past year led the planning task force for STARCOM. He previously served as deputy director of operations of U.S. Space Command.

This is the third and final field command being stood up by the Space Force. The service last year activated the Space Operations Command also at Peterson Space Force Base. The Space Systems Command was established Aug. 13 at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California. 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Astronauts conduct second Chinese space station spacewalk

HELSINKI — Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming embarked on a second Shenzhou-12 spacewalk late Thursday to carry out work on a space...

Space Force awards $32 million in contracts to startups and small businesses

Of 24 companies that competed at the Space Force Pitch Day, 19 were selected for SBIR Phase 2 awards WASHINGTON — At a virtual...

PNT alternatives champion open-market approach

TAMPA, Fla. — Competing positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) companies are joining forces to accelerate efforts to back up global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). The...

Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and education

STARCOM is the third and final field command being stood up by the Space Force WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force on Aug. 23 will...

Single molecules keep to the straight and narrow – Physics World

Precisely sending and receiving single molecules. Courtesy: L Grill A change in the position of a single molecule can determine the outcome of a chemical...