Trump’s Space Force Is Now Officially The Sixth Military Branch

By Tyler Durden

“There’s not a really good playbook on, how do you stand up a separate service?” Gen. Raymond pointed out. “We haven’t really done this since 1947.”

“It’s going to be really important that we get this right. A uniform, a patch, a song ― it gets to the culture of a service,” he said. Raymond has been tapped to head the Space Force until a chief of space operations is confirmed by the Senate.

Meanwhile the Air Force Times obtained some of the specifics going forward:

Without sharing details of the plan, a senior Air Force official said on background, because he was not authorized to speak on the record, there will be 30, 60 and 90-day benchmarks to meet. Where it took three years to stand up the Air Force, he said, the Space Force hopes to be off and running in 18 months or less. That includes, he added, sending a four-star officer to represent the service on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The new command’s social media and recruitment efforts were fast up and running:

The White House is touting it as a history making win. “For the first time since President Harry Truman created the Air Force over 70 years ago — think of that — we will create a brand-new American military service.  That’s such a momentous statement: 70 years ago, the Air Force,” President Trump said in his NDAA signing ceremony remarks on Friday.

“It’s a big moment. That’s a big moment, and we’re all here for it. Space. Going to be a lot of things happening in space,” Trump added.

“Because space is the world’s newest warfighting domain. Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. And we’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough,” the president said.

“The Space Force will help us deter aggression and control the ultimate high ground,” Trump said.

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