Space Delta 13
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Founded23 August 2021; 12 months ago (2021-08-23)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleSpace education
Part ofSpace Training and Readiness Command
HeadquartersMaxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
Commanders
CommanderCol Niki J. Lindhorst[1]
Senior Enlisted LeaderCMSgt Esther A. Sanford[2]
Insignia
Guidon
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Space Delta 13 (DEL 13) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for space education. It offers advanced and developmental space education courses for the Space Force and its joint and allied partners. It was established on 23 August 2021 following the establishment of the Space Training and Readiness Command, the field command to which it reports. It is temporarily headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, but its final location requires a base selection process.[3][4][5]

Structure

DEL 13 is one of five deltas that reports to the Space Training and Readiness Command. It is composed of the following five subordinate units, three squadrons and two detachments:[6]

Unit Function Headquarters
S
Q
U
A
D
R
O
N
S
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13th Delta Operations Squadron[7] Delta staff and squadron management Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
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National Security Space Institute Military space education Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado
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Forrest L. Vosler Noncommissioned Officer Academy Enlisted professional military education Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado
D
E
T
S
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Detachment 1[8] Space Force liaison to U.S. Air Force Academy United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
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Detachment 2[8] Space Force liaison to Air University[9] Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

List of commanders

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term Length
1
Niki J. Lindhorst
Colonel
Niki J. Lindhorst
23 August 2021Incumbent1 year, 19 days[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "COLONEL NIKI J. LINDHORST" (PDF). Space Training and Readiness Command. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication in the public domain:
  2. ^ "CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT ESTHER A. SANFORD" (PDF). Space Training and Readiness Command. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication in the public domain:
  3. ^ "DEL 13". Space Training and Readiness Command. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication in the public domain:https://www.starcom.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/How-We-Do-It/Space-Delta-13-Education/
  4. ^ Miller, Amanda (23 August 2021). "Raymond: New STARCOM Will 'Shape the Next Century' of Space Operations". Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Space Force activates Space Training and Readiness Command". United States Space Force. 23 August 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication in the public domain:
  6. ^ "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. Retrieved 24 August 2021.Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication in the public domain:
  7. ^ "CSO visits AU, Space Force Delta 13 staff".
  8. ^ a b https://www.facebook.com/events/375137014064198[user-generated source]
  9. ^ "Meet the Command Team: Space Delta 13".

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