Space Systems Command (USSF)

Lineage.  Established as Space Systems Division, and activated, on 20 Mar 1961.  Organized on 1 Apr 1961.  Discontinued, and inactivated, on 1 Jul 1967.  Consolidated (7 Aug 1989) with the Space and Missile Systems Organization, which was established, and activated, on 25 May 1967.  Organized on 1 Jul 1967.  Redesignated as: Space Division on 1 Oct 1979; Space Systems Division on 15 Mar 1989; Space and Missile Systems Center on 1 Jul 1992.  Status changed officially from unit of the United States Air Force armed force to field command of the United States Space Force armed force on 22 Apr 2021.  Redesignated as Space Systems Command on 13 Aug 2021.

Assignments.  Air Force Systems Command, 20 Mar 1961; Air Force Materiel Command, 1 Jul 1992; Air Force Space Command (later, United States Space Force; Space Operations Command), 1 Oct 2001; United States Space Force, 22 Apr 2021-.

Components: Deltas: Space Launch 30: 13 Aug 2021-.  Space Launch 45: 13 Aug 2021-.    Wings: 61 Air Base: 1 Aug 2006-30 Jul 2010.  Global Positioning Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Launch and Range Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Military Satellite Communications Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Space Based Infrared Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Space Development and Test: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Space Superiority Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Groups61 Air Base (later, Los Angeles Garrison): 1 Oct 1994-31 Jul 2006; 30 Jul 2010-.  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Missile Defense Systems: 31 Mar 2008-10 Nov 2010.  Satellite Control and Network Systems: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.  Space Logistics: 1 Aug 2006-10 Nov 2010.   Squadrons:  Space and Missile Systems Center Logistics Support: 1 Sep 2004-1 Aug 2006.

Stations.  Los Angeles, CA, 1 Apr 1961; Los Angeles AFS (later, AFB), CA, 25 Apr 1964-.

Commanders.  Maj Gen Osmond J. Ritland, 1 Apr 1961; Lt Gen Howell M. Estes Jr, 14 May 1962; Maj Gen Ben I. Funk, 3 Oct 1962; Maj Gen Paul T. Cooper, 1 Sep 1966-30 Jun 1967.  Lt Gen John W. O’Neill, 1 Jul 1967; Lt Gen Samuel C. Phillips, 1 Sep 1969; Lt Gen Kenneth W. Schultz, 25 Aug 1972; Lt Gen Thomas W. Morgan, 29 Aug 1975; Lt Gen Richard C. Henry, 28 Apr 1978; Lt Gen Forrest S. McCartney, 1 May 1983; Lt Gen Aloysius G. Casey, 9 Oct 1986; Lt Gen Donald L. Cromer, 24 Jun 1988; Lt Gen Edward P. Barry Jr, 8 Jul 1991; Lt Gen Lester  L. Lyles, 17 Nov 1994; Lt Gen Roger G. DeKok, 19 Aug 1996; Lt Gen  Eugene L. Tattini, 13 Aug 1998; Lt Gen Brian A. Arnold, 25 May 2001; Lt Gen Michael A. Hamel, 20 May 2005; Lt Gen John T. Sheridan, 16 May 2008; Lt Gen Ellen M. Pawlikowski, 3 Jun 2011; Lt Gen Samuel A. Greaves, 19 Jun 2014; Lt Gen John F. Thompson, 22 May 2017; Brig Gen D. Jason Cothern, 1 Aug 2021; Lt Gen Michael A. Guetlein, 13 Aug 2021-.

Service Streamers.  None.

Campaign Streamers.  None.

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers.  None.

Decorations.  Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Jan 1986-31 Dec 1987; 1 Jul 1993-30 Jun 1995; 1 Oct 2001-1 Oct 2002; 1 Oct 2003-30 Sep 2005; 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2007; 1 Oct 2007-30 Sep 2009; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2014; 1 Jan 2015-31 Dec 2016; 1 Jan 2017-31 Dec 2018.

Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through 29 Nov 2021.

Supersedes statement prepared in Jun 2011.

Emblem.  Air Force emblem approved on 2 Aug 2002; Space Force emblem approval pending.

Prepared by Margaret Ream.