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2 SPACE OPERATIONS SQUADRON (AFSPC)

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Lineage.   Constituted as 2 Surveillance Squadron (Sensor), and activated, on 16 Jan 1962. Organized on 1 Feb 1962.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jan 1967.  Redesignated as 2 Satellite Control Squadron on 16 Jul 1985.  Activated on 1 Oct 1985.   Redesignated as 2 Space Operations Squadron on 30 Jan 1992.

Assignments.  Air Defense Command, 16 Jan 1962; 9 Aerospace Defense Division, 1 Feb 1962-1 Jan 1967.  2 Space Wing, 1 Oct 1985; 50 Operations Group, 30 Jan 1992-.

Stations.   Ent AFB, CO, 1 Feb 1962-1 Jan 1967.  Falcon AFS (later, Falcon AFB; Schriever AFB), CO, 1 Oct 1985-.

Commanders.  Unkn, 1 Feb 1962-1 Jan 1967.  Lt Col Steven C. Stadler, 1 Oct 1985; Lt Col Barry R. Springer, 15 Apr 1988; Lt Col Michael E. Shaw, 3 Apr 1989; Lt Col William L. Shelton, 15 Aug 1990; Lt Col Harrison C. Freer, 23 Jun 1992; Lt Col Frank M. DeArmond, 29 Jun 1994; Maj Thomas A. Shircliff Jr., 24 Jan 1995; Lt Col Roger C. Hunter, 17 Mar 1995; Lt Col Joseph P. Squatrito, 4 Oct 1996; Lt Col James K. McLaughlin, 15 Jul 1998; Lt Col Daniel P. Jordan, 15 Jun 2000; Lt Col Scott A. Henderson, 26 Jul 2002; Lt Col Stephen T. Hamilton, 15 Jul 2004; Lt Col Kurt W. Kuntzleman, 22 Jul 2006; Lt Col DeAnna M. Burt, 1 Aug 2008; Lt Col Jennifer L. Grant, 20 Aug 2010; Lt Col Thomas R. Ste. Marie, 29 Jun 2012-.

Space Systems.   Satellites, 1962-1967.  Satellites, 1985-.

Operations.   Operated SPACETRACK, the USAF globe-spanning space surveillance network, 1962-1967.  Beginning in 1987, controlled NAVSTAR Global Positioning System satellite constellation, and managed the Nuclear Detonation System in support of the nuclear test ban treaty; operated National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) monitor station network, 2011-.

Service Streamers.   None.

Campaign Streamers. None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.   Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 1 Jun 1964-31 May 1966; 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; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2009.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Aug 2014.

Commanders through Jun 2012; Aircraft, and Operations through Dec 2011.

Supersedes statement prepared on 19 Nov 2008.

Emblem.  Approved on 8 Jun 1995; newest rendition approved on 30 Aug 2012.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.

Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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