Space Delta 11
Delta emblem
Founded23 August 2021; 2 years ago (2021-08-23)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleSpace range and aggressor
Size100 personnel[1]
Part ofSpace Training and Readiness Command
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado
WebsiteOfficial website
Commanders
CommanderCol Jay M. Steingold
Deputy CommanderMr Joseph White
Senior Enlisted LeaderCMSgt Steven A. Sweeden[2]

Space Delta 11 (DEL 11) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for space range and aggressor. It conducts live and virtual training and operations for test and training requirements. It was established on 23 August, 2021 following the establishment of the Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM), the field command to which it reports. It is temporarily headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.[3][4][5] Its final location requires a base selection process and the Department of the Air Force's preferred option is Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.[6]

A ceremony was held on 30 August 2021 to recognize the delta's activation.[1]

Structure

DEL 11 is one of five deltas that reports to the Space Training and Readiness Command. It is composed of five subordinate units, two that were transferred from the United States Air Force and three that were created after the activation STARCOM.[1][7][8]

Squadron Function Headquarters
11th Delta Operations Squadron Delta staff Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
25th Space Range Squadron Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations Range Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
98th Space Range Squadron Orbital Warfare Range Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
527th Space Aggressor Squadron Electromagnetic Warfare Aggressor squadron Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
57th Space Aggressor Squadron Orbital Warfare Aggressor squadron Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado

List of commanders

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term Length
1
Kyle J. Pumroy
Pumroy, Kyle J.Colonel
Kyle J. Pumroy
23 August 20217 July 20231 year, 318 days[9]
2
Jay M. Steingold
Steingold, Jay M.Colonel
Jay M. Steingold
7 July 2023Incumbent299 days[10][11]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Space Delta 11 activates, builds starcom readiness". KKTV. 3 September 2021. Archived from the original on 7 September 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  2. ^ "STEVEN A. SWEEDEN". Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM).
  3. ^ "DEL 11". Space Training and Readiness Command. Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Miller, Amanda (23 August 2021). "Raymond: New STARCOM Will 'Shape the Next Century' of Space Operations". Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Space Force activates Space Training and Readiness Command". United States Space Force. 23 August 2021. Archived from the original on 23 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ "Department of the Air Force announces preferred locations for STARCOM HQ, 3 Deltas". Air Force. 31 May 2023. Retrieved 25 March 2024.
  7. ^ "Col Peter Flores, STAR Delta-P/CC, and other leaders met with Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth yesterday to discuss the important role that #STARDelta plays within the United States Space Force. #SemperSupra #Guardians". Facebook. Archived from the original on 8 September 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ "Meet the Command Team: Space Delta 11". Archived from the original on 4 January 2022. Retrieved 4 January 2022.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  9. ^ "COLONEL KYLE J. PUMROY" (PDF). Space Training and Readiness Command. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  10. ^ "Delta 11 welcomes new commander". DVIDS.
  11. ^ "JAY M. STEINGOLD". Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM).Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.