United States Space Command

United States Space Command (USSPACECOM or SPACECOM) is a unified combatant command of the United States Department of Defense, responsible for military operations in outer space, specifically all operations 100 kilometers (62 miles) and greater above mean sea level. U.S. Space Command is responsible for the operational employment of space forces that are provided by the uniformed services of the Department of Defense.[7]

United States Space Command
Seal of the United States Space Command
Active23 September 1985 – 1 October 2002 (16 years, 10 months)[1]
(First incarnation)

29 August 2019 – present (3 years)
(Second incarnation)

Country United States
TypeUnified combatant command
RoleSpace warfare
Part of Department of Defense
HeadquartersPeterson Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.[2]
March“Space Command March”[3]
Commander GEN James H. Dickinson, USA[4]
Deputy Commander Lt Gen John E. Shaw, USSF[5]
Chief of Staff Maj Gen Brook J. Leonard, USAF
Command Senior Enlisted Leader MGySgt Scott H. Stalker, USMC[6]
Army element shoulder sleeve insignia
Army element distinctive unit insignia

Space Command was originally created in September 1985 to provide joint command and control for all military forces in outer space and coordinate with the other combatant commands. SPACECOM was disestablished in 2002, and its responsibilities and forces were merged into United States Strategic Command.[8] A second incarnation of Space Command was established on 29 August 2019, with a reemphasized focus on space as a warfighting domain.

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