Space Operations Command (USSF)

Lineage.  Established as Space Command, and activated, on 1 Sep 1982.  Redesignated as Air Force Space Command on 15 Nov 1985; United States Space Force (serving in transitional capacity as Hq USSF) on 20 Dec 2019; Space Operations Command on 21 October 2020.  Status changed from unit of the United States Air Force armed force to unit of the United States Space Force armed force on 21 Oct 2020.

Assignments.  United States Air Force, 1 Sep 1982; United States Space Force, 21 Oct 2020-.

Major Components.  Command: Space Operations Command West: 21 Oct 2020-.  Air Forces.  Fourteenth (later, Space Operations Command [no relation to this Space Operations Command]): 1 Jul 1993-21 Oct 2020.  Twentieth: 1 Jul 1993-1 Dec 2009.  Twenty-Fourth: 18 Aug 2009-17 Jul 2018.  Divisions. Space Communications: 1 Oct 1990-1 Oct 1991. 9 Space: 1 Oct 1990-1 Oct 1991.  Agencies:  Air Force Communications (later, Air Force Network Integration Center), 4 May 2009-17 Jul 2018.  Air Force Spectrum Management (later, Air Force Spectrum Management Office), 4 May 2009-17 Jul 2018.  Centers. Aerospace Defense: 1 Sep 1982-1 Oct 1986.  Eastern Space and Missile (later, 45 Space Wing; Space Launch Delta 45): 1 Oct 1991-20 Sep 1993; 20 Dec 2019-13 Aug 2021.  Space and Missile Systems: 1 Oct 2001-22 Apr 2021.  Space Warfighting Analysis: 5 Apr 2021-.  Western Space and Missile (later, 30 Space Wing; Space Launch Delta 30): 1 Oct 1991-20 Sep 1993; 20 Dec 2019-13 Aug 2021.  USAF Space Warfare (later, Space Warfare; Space Innovation and Development): 1 Nov 1993-1 Apr 2013.  Deltas.  Space 2: 24 Jul 2020-.  Space 3: 24 Jul 2020-.  Space 4: 24 Jul 2020-.  Space 6: 24 Jul 2020-.  Space 7: 23 Jul 2020-.  Space 8: 24 Jul 2020-.  Space 9: 24 Jul 2020-.  Space Launch 30: See Western Space and Missile Center above.  Space Launch 45: See Eastern Space and Missile Center above.  Wings1 Space (later, Peterson-Schriever Garrison): 1 Jan 1983-15 May 1992; 24 Jul 2020-.  2 Space (later, Buckley Garrison): 8 Jul 1985-30 Jan 1992; 24 Jul 2020-.  3 Space Support: 15 Oct 1986-15 May 1992.  21 Space: 15 May 1992-20 Sep 1993; 20 Dec 2019-24 Jul 2020.  50 Space: 30 Jan 1992-20 Sep 1993; 20 Dec 2019-24 Jul 2020.  460 Space: 20 Dec 2019-24 Jul 2020.  Groups.  Cheyenne Mountain Support: 1 Sep 1982-7 Nov 1986.  61 Air Base (later, Los Angeles Garrison): 20 Dec 2019-.  73 Space Surveillance: 1 Mar 1989-1 Jun 1991.  544 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group: 12 Aug 2020-13 Aug 2020.  Squadrons25 Space Range: 24 Jul 2020-23 Aug 2021.  328 Weapons: 7 Aug 2020-23 Aug 2021.  527 Space Aggressor: 24 Jul 2020-23 Aug 2021.  533 Training: 1 Sep 2020-23 Aug 2021.

Stations.  Peterson AFB (later, SFB), CO, 1 Sep 1982-.

Commanders.  Gen James V. Hartinger, 1 Sep 1982; Gen Robert T. Herres, 30 Jul 1984; Maj Gen Maurice C. Padden, 1 Oct 1986; Lt Gen Donald J. Kutyna, 1 Nov 1987; Lt Gen Thomas S. Moorman Jr., 29 Mar 1990; Gen Donald J. Kutyna, 23 Mar 1992; Gen Charles A. Horner, 30 Jun 1992; Gen Joseph W. Ashy, 13 Sep 1994; Gen Howell M. Estes III, 26 Aug 1996; Gen Richard B. Myers, 14 Aug 1998; Gen Ralph E. Eberhart, 18 Feb 2000; Gen Lance W. Lord, 19 Apr 2002; Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz (acting), 3 Mar 2006; Gen Kevin P. Chilton, 26 Jun 2006; Gen. C. Robert Kehler, 12 Oct 2007; Gen William L. Shelton, 5 Jan 2011; Gen John E. Hyten, 15 Aug 2014; Gen John W. Raymond, 25 Oct 2016; Lt Gen Stephen N. Whiting, 21 Oct 2020-.

Service Streamers.  Global War on Terrorism – Service (GWOT-S).

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jun 1985-31 May 1987; 1 Jun 1987-31 May 1989; 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1996; 1 Nov 1996-31 Oct 1998; 1 Nov 1998-31 Oct 2000; 1 Nov 2000-31 Oct 2002; 1 Mar 2004-1 Mar 2006; 1 Jan 2013-31 Dec 2013.

Lineage, Assignments, Components, Stations, Honors and Commanders through 27 Oct 2021.

Emblem.  Air Force emblem approved on 28 Jul 1982.  Space Force emblem approval pending.

Prepared by Margaret Ream.

Reviewed by James Musser.