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1 SPACE OPERATIONS SQUADRON (AFSPC)

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Lineage. Constituted as 1 Aerospace Surveillance and Control Squadron, and activated, on 6 Feb 1961. Organized on 14 Feb 1961. Redesignated 1 Aerospace Control Squadron on 1 Jul 1962. Inactivated on 21 Apr 1976. Redesignated 1 Satellite Control Squadron on 25 Sep 1987. Activated on 5 Oct 1987. Redesignated 1 Space Operations Squadron on 30 Jan 1992.
 
Assignments. Air Defense Command, 6 Feb 1961; 9 Aerospace Defense Division, 1 Oct 1961; Fourteenth Aerospace Force, 1 Jul 1968-21 Apr 1976. 2 Space Wing, 5 Oct 1987; 50 Operations Group, 30 Jan 1992-.

Stations. Ent AFB, CO, 14 Feb 1961; Cheyenne Mountain Complex, CO, Apr 1966-21 Apr 1976. Falcon AFS (later, Falcon AFB; Schriever AFB), CO, 5 Oct 1987-.

Commanders. Col Robert Miller, 27 Mar 1961; Col Bill R. Adams, 1 Jan 1965-unknown (at least Mar 1967); Col William C. Watts, by 1 Jan 1968; Col Stanton G. Daries, 1 Jul 1970; Col Bernard J. Szczutkowski Jr., 18 Sep 1972; Col Thomas C. Brandt, by 30 Jun 1973-at least 30 Sep 1975. Lt Col Donna L. Burk, 5 Oct 1987; Maj Louis H. Schweichler, 10 Jun 1988 (acting); Maj Thomas Baugh, 14 Jun 1988; Lt Col Alan H. Payne, 9 Feb 1990; Lt Col Robert L. Hooten, 20 Feb 1992; Lt Col Evan J. Hoapili, 4 Aug 1994; Lt Col John F. Anthony Jr., 24 Jun 1996; Lt Col Barry J. Bennett, 10 Jul 1998; Lt Col Michael K. Chesonis, 30 May 2000; Lt Col Burke E. Wilson, 3 Jul 2002; Lt Col Steven L. Lootens, 3 Jul 2003; Lt Col Craig L. Bomberg, 6 Jul 2005; Lt Col Erik J. Eliasen, 28 Jun 2007-.
 
Space systems. Satellites, 1961-1976. Satellites, 1987-.

Operations. Operated Space Detection and Tracking System Center, tracking and cataloging man-made objects in space, 1961-1976. Satellite command and control for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, and the Defense Support Program, 1987-.

Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. None.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1961-15 Sep 1963; 1 Jun 1973-30 Jun 1974; 1 Dec 1987-30 Nov 1989; 1 Sep 1990-31 Aug 1991; 1 Oct 2000-1 Oct 2001; 1 Oct 2001-1 Oct 2002; 2 Oct 2002-2 Oct 2003.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 17 Nov 2008.

Commanders, Space Systems, and Operations through 12 Nov 2008.

Supersedes published information contained in: Judy G. Endicott (ed.), USAF Active Flying, Space, and Missile Squadrons as of 1 October 1995 (Washington: USGPO, 1999).

Emblem. Approved on 12 Nov 1993.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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