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CHIPS Articles: U.S. Space Command, newest combatant command, celebrates 1st birthday

U.S. Space Command, newest combatant command, celebrates 1st birthday
By CHIPS Magazine - September 1, 2020
One year ago, U.S. Space Command was officially established Aug. 29, 2019, during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden with President Donald Trump; Dr. Mark T. Esper. Secretary of Defense; and Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, former USSPACECOM commander and current U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations; and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, former USSPACECOM command senior enlisted leader and current USSF CSEL, according to a release.

USSPACECOM is one of 11 unified commands under the Department of Defense. USSPACECOM conducts operations in, from and to space to deter conflict, and if necessary, defeat aggression, deliver space combat power for the Joint/Combined force and defend U.S. vital interests with allies and partners.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kiara Kashner, right, and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Bernacchi, representing U.S. Space Command’s longest-serving and junior-serving members, respectively, cut a cake in honor of the combatant command’s first birthday Aug. 28, 2020, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Kashner serves as executive assistant to the commandant and Bernacchi is Strategy, Plans and Policy director.
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