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US Army May Contribute Troops To Space Force

28 June 2018
Space News reports that the US Army may contribute personnel to the White House’s newly announced Space Force. Although it is expected that the new branch’s “ranks would be dominated by airmen,” Army soldiers “also would have a role” in the Space Force “by virtue of much they rely on military satellites in peacetime or in war.” Around 2,200 active-duty soldiers, reservists, and civilians are associated with space functions at the “US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command headquartered at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.” Army Space and Missile Defense Command Deputy Commanding General for Operations Brig. Gen. Tim Lawson called the Army “the biggest users of space” in the military. Speaking about the potential service branch at the 2018 MilSatCom USA conference Wednesday, Lawson suggested US Strategic Command Commander Gen. John Hyten and Air Force Space Command’s Gen. John Raymond as “the two guys that are going to get us there and are going to get us there right.” (Image: A PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement advanced missile defense system launches during a ballistic missile target test, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Credit: US Army)
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