Space Operations are critical to our modern way of life and our national security. The United States Space Command was activated becoming the nation’s 11th combatant command. In addition to discussing the command’s mission, this video highlights the foundational differences between a military branch and a combatant command.
The establishment of U.S. Space Command aims to enhance the nation’s space superiority and protect and defend U.S. interests in space. U.S. Space Command is the combatant command singularly focused on space. USSSPACECOM protects and defends U.S. and allied space assets.
USSPACECOM is distinct from and complementary to the proposed U.S. Space Force. As an Armed Force, the U.S. Space Force will organize, train, and equip space forces. As a Combatant Command, USSPACECOM actively employs assigned forces from each of the military services to accomplish directed missions in the space domain.
Video by Matthew Hilborn Defense.gov