Director of Staff of the United States Space Force
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Incumbent
Lieutenant General Nina Armagno

since ~17 August 2020
United States Space Force
Member ofOffice of the Chief of Space Operations
Reports toSecretary of the Air Force
Chief of Space Operations
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
First holderNina Armagno
DeputyDeputy Director of Staff

The director of staff of the United States Space Force is a position in the United States Space Force held by a lieutenant general. The officeholder oversees the administration and organization of the Office of the Chief of Space Operations, synchronizing policy, plans, positions, procedures, and cross-functional issues within the headquarters staff.[1]

The organizational structure of the Space Force headquarters was first proposed in February 2020 with a director of staff.[2] By July 2020, Major General B. Chance Saltzman was performing the duties in an acting capacity.[3] On July 29, 2020, then-Major General Nina Armagno was nominated for the director of staff position.[4] She was promoted on August 17, 2020, then becoming the inaugural director of staff of the U.S. Space Force.[1]

Organization

List of directors of staff of the United States Space Force

No. Director of Staff Term Ref.
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
Clinton Crosier
Crosier, Clinton E.Major General
Clinton Crosier
Acting
~December 2019June 2020~183 days[3]
B. Chance Saltzman
Saltzman, B. ChanceMajor General
B. Chance Saltzman
(born 1969)
Acting
~July 2020~14 August 2020~30 days[3]
1
Nina Armagno
Armagno, Nina M.Lieutenant General
Nina Armagno
(born 1966)
~17 August 2020Incumbent~1 year, 264 days[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "First female general officer promotes, transfers to Space Force". United States Space Force. 17 August 2020.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "Comprehensive Plan for the Organizational Structure of the U.S. Space Force" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "Space Force proposes headquarters staff led by generals and civilians". SpaceNews. 7 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Space Force Boss's Office Staffs Up". Air Force Magazine. 29 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Wade S. Yamada". United States Air Force. November 2020.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.