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Space Force to stand up three major commands, lower echelons to be called ‘deltas’

30 Jun 2020, 15:24 UTC
Space Force to stand up three major commands, lower echelons to be called ‘deltas’
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force has revealed its future organizational structure that in some ways follows the traditions of the other military services but also has unique elements.
The newest branch of the military will be organized into three major commands: Space Operations Command, Space Systems Command and Space Training and Readiness Command.
Compared to Air Force commands, the Space Force’s three new commands will be flatter organizations with fewer levels of management, the service said on June 30.
The Space Force is part of the Department of the Air Force and will be far smaller than any of the other services.
Whereas the Air Force has major commands and “numbered Air Forces” run by three-star generals, the Space Force will only have major commands.
Under Air Force major commands and numbered Air Forces there are “wings” and “groups.” Some wings are run by one-star generals. Others are run by colonels. An Air Force wing commander oversees three or four colonels who are “group” commanders.
The Space Force will not have wings or groups, but instead will have a single level of command made up of “deltas” overseen by colonels, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, vice commander of the ...

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