The Senate confirmed Gen. Jay Raymond to lead the Space Command in June.
The Pentagon is actually bringing back U.S. Space Command: it was active from 1985 to 2002, based in Colorado Springs.
"We will immediately assign 87 units under a single combatant commander" after the ceremony, Gen. Joe Dunford, the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday at the sixth National Space Council meeting in northern Virginia.
Last summer, Vice President Mike Pence paraded out a comprehensive plan that would begin building a military command committed specifically to space and establish a first-ever "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the US military. "A new organization is required to retain American dominance in space and it will reside in the department of the Air Force".
Joe Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, said that US interests in space are "increasingly threatened as China and Russian Federation develop and build destructive weapons placing USA and allied space systems at risk".
The United States will get a step closer to establishing a space force next week.Читайте также: US Fed officials divided over rate cut in July, minutes show
The U.S. Space Force is in good company.
"Our nation needs the United States Space Force to guarantee our preeminence in the space domain", Donovan said.
Combatant commands provide command and control of military forces.
Also in attendance at Tuesday's National Space Council meeting, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford explained that an official ceremony to "stand up" the U.S. Space Command will occur on August 29.
The Space Force could be operational as early as 2020 if Congress approves the necessary funding, Vice President Pence has said.
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