Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Integrated Mission Delta (Provisional)
PNT IMD (P) emblem
Founded13 October 2023; 3 months ago (2023-10-13)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RolePositioning, navigation, and timing
Part of Space Operations Command
HeadquartersPeterson Space Force Base, Colorado
WebsiteOfficial website
Commanders
CommanderCol Andrew S. Menschner[1]
Senior Enlisted LeaderSMSgt Joshua I. Griffin[2]

Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Integrated Mission Delta (Provisional) (PNT IMD (P)) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for positioning, navigation, and timing operations, acquisitions, and sustainment. It was activated on 13 October 2023.

History

In September 2023, General B. Chance Saltzman introduced the integrated mission delta (IMD) construct which combines functions, like operations, acquisitions, intelligence, and cyber effects, into specific mission areas, including positioning, navigation, and timing. Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Integrated Mission Delta (Provisional) was one of two initial units announced to test the construct. These IMDs mission generation, intelligence support, and cyber defense.[3]

On 13 October 2023, PNT IMD (P) was established at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, with Colonel Andrew S. Menschner as its first commander.[4] On 16 October 2023, the Logistics and Operations Support Squadron (Provisional) was activated to provide operations support services and modifications to all GPS satellite constellation fielded ground and satellite systems.[5]

Structure

Emblem Name Function Headquarters Spacecraft
2nd Space Operations Squadron Navigation warfare Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Navstar Global Positioning System
Software Engineering Squadron (Provisional) Software engineering Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
Logistics and Operations Support Squadron (Provisional) Operations support Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado

List of commanders

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1
Andrew S. Menschner
Menschner. Andrew S.Colonel
Andrew S. Menschner
13 October 2023Incumbent96 days[4][1]

References

  1. ^ a b "ANDREW S. MENSCHNER". Peterson and Schriever Space Force Base.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ "JOSHUA I. GRIFFIN". Peterson and Schriever Space Force Base.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Space Force announces Integrated Mission Delta construct to optimize for Great Power Compe". United States Space Force. 12 September 2023.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ a b "SpOC launches Space Force's first two IMD betas". Peterson and Schriever Space Force Base. 16 October 2023.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ https://www.petersonschriever.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/3580690/logistics-and-operations-support-squadron-provisional/