Gen. Raymond Nominated As Commander, U.S. Space Command

Official portrait of Air Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, for his position as commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., taken October 14, 2016. Image Credit: U.S. Air Force/Scott M. Ash

March 27, 2019 – President Trump has nominated Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond as the Commander, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM).

If confirmed by the Senate, Raymond will lead the soon-to-be established USSPACECOM, which will focus on conducting all joint space warfighting operations, and ensuring the combat readiness of global forces.

If confirmed, and upon establishment of USSPACECOM, Raymond will remain dual-hatted as Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado.

Establishing USSPACECOM is a critical step that underscores the importance of the space domain and its strategic contributions to U.S. national security. The USSPACECOM establishment will accelerate our space capabilities to address the rapidly evolving threats to U.S. space systems, and the importance of deterring potential adversaries from putting critical U.S. space systems at risk.