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US Air Force's deputy chief of staff for space operations position stands up 1 August

18 June 2017

Key Points

  • The USAF will stand up its new three-star general space position by 1 August
  • The USAF wants to bring more emphasis to space programmes in warfighting

The US Air Force (USAF) will stand up its new deputy chief of staff for space operations position (A11) on 1 August in an effort to elevate space as a warfighting effort, according to the service's top civilian.

USAF secretary Heather Wilson said on 16 June this new position will be a three-star officer who will have a staff to provide advice and counsel to Wilson and USAF chief of staff General David Goldfein in all space matters.

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