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Remarks by CSO Gen. Chance Saltzman at the SpOC change of command ceremony > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --    EDITOR’S NOTE: As delivered by U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman  Well, good morning, everyone. Guess its afternoon now. Did we change the time today?To all the generals, commanders, chiefs, community leaders, distinguished guests, as we say in Kentucky I happy to have all y’all here.Thank you very much for joining us today.It’s always great to be here in Colorado, not because you could be shoveling a foot of snow in the morning, and then wearing shorts and sandals in the afternoon – which we’ve seen transition of the last two days.But, it’s just an honor to be here to celebrate the leadership of Lieutenant General Stephen Whiting as he transitions to U.S. Space Comm...
Space Force leaders take on Air University > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Force leaders take on Air University > United States Space Force > Article Display

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) --  Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman and Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. Michael Guetlein spoke to Air University students while visiting Maxwell Air Force Base, Jan. 22-23. The Space Force leader duo shared updates on the Defense Department’s newest service branch while stressing the importance of competitive endurance and the foundational service framework. “This is quite an honor and privilege. It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that I was at SAASS,” said Saltzman, a 2005 graduate of School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, as he talked to the current students ab...
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Civilian Development Nomination Window opens Jan. 10 > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  Civilian employees in the grades of GS-07 through GS-15 (and equivalents) may apply for more than 40 civilian development (CD) opportunities including professional military education, academic programs, fellowships, experiential assignments and leadership seminars starting Jan. 10.   CD programs support the DAF’s “Civilians We Need” dual-track career model, which distinguishes paths for both enterprise leaders and functional experts. Developing civilians throughout their careers also strengthens the force we need to meet today’s high-end challenges.   The CD programs include both short and long-term training and experiential assignments. Opportunities range from two days to three years in length; some are...
Space Operations Command welcomes new commander > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Operations Command welcomes new commander > United States Space Force > Article Display

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) --  The U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command held a change of command ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., Jan, 9, where Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting relinquished command to Lt. Gen. David N. Miller Jr.Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman served as the presiding officer for the ceremony. During his remarks, Saltzman spoke about SpOC’s mission evolution and its vitality to national defense.“Our ability to adapt, to stay ahead of emerging threats and to seize new frontiers will be instrumental in maintaining our superiority in space in this era of Great Power Competition,” Saltzman said. “These challenges will be expertly addressed because of our Guardians and the missions they execute under S...
Space Force announces 2023 Polaris Award service-level recipients > United States Space Force > Article Display
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Space Force announces 2023 Polaris Award service-level recipients > United States Space Force > Article Display

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) --  The U.S. Space Force has selected the 2023 Polaris Award service-level recipients. The Polaris Award is an annual awards program, originally established in 2022, that is built from the four Guardian Values of Character, Connection, Commitment and Courage. There are four individual award categories representing each value, and a team excellence category that signifies all four values.  All military and civilian Guardians were eligible to be nominated for each Polaris Award category. Out of more than 13,800 Guardians, the 2023 recipients showcased excellence in executing their missions and exemplified the Guardian Spirit.  The service-level Polaris Award recipients and a summary of some of their ...