Space Delta 15
DEL 15 emblem
Founded23 March 2023; 9 months ago (2023-03-23)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleCommand and control
Part of United States Space Forces – Space[1]
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado
WebsiteOfficial website
Commanders
CommanderCol Stephen G. Lyon
Senior Enlisted LeaderSMSgt Kristopher-Michael K. Kainoa[2]

Space Delta 15 (DEL 15) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for presenting forces to the National Space Defense Center. It was established on 10 March 2023 as part of Space Operations Command and on December of 2023 moved into United States Space Forces – Space.[1] It is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.

History

DEL 15 was activated on 10 March 2023.[3][4] On 10 June 2023, the 15th Command and Control Squadron (15 CACS) was activated, while the 15th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron (15 ISRS) was activated on 14 July 2023.[5] On 20 October 2023, the 15th Cyberspace Squadron was activated.[6]

Structure

DEL 15 is composed of two squadrons. It plans to add the 15th Cyber Squadron (15 CYS) in 2023.[5]

Unit Function Headquarters
S
Q
U
A
D
R
O
N
S
15th Command and Control Squadron Command and control Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
15th Cyberspace Squadron Cyberspace operations Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
15th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Squadron Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaisance Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado

List of commanders

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term Length
1
Stephen G. Lyon
Colonel
Stephen G. Lyon
10 March 2023Incumbent313 days[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "USSF Creates New Component for SPACECOM". www.airandspaceforces.com/. 12 December 2023.
  2. ^ "Kristopher-Michael K. Kainoa". Space Operations Command (SpOC). Archived from the original on 28 August 2023. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  3. ^ "SpOC Activates Delta 15". Space Operations Command (SpOC). 13 March 2023. Archived from the original on 29 August 2023. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Space Operations Command Activated Delta 15". DVIDS. Archived from the original on 28 August 2023. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  5. ^ a b "DEL 15 activates two subordinate squadrons: 15th CACS, 15th ISRS". Space Operations Command (SpOC). Archived from the original on 28 August 2023. Retrieved 28 August 2023.
  6. ^ https://www.spoc.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/3565470/del-15-activates-final-subordinate-squadron-15th-cys
  7. ^ "Stephen G. Lyon". Space Operations Command (SpOC). Archived from the original on 28 August 2023. Retrieved 28 August 2023.