Space Delta 6
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Founded24 July 2020; 2 years ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleCyberspace operations
SizeMore than 1,000 personnel[1]
Part of
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Space Operations Command
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
Websitewww.schriever.spaceforce.mil/Units/Space-Delta-6/
Commanders
CommanderCol Christopher A. Kennedy
Deputy DirectorShane Swenson
SuperintendentCMSgt Matthew A. Collingridge[2]
Insignia
Guidon
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Space Delta 6 (DEL 6) is a United States Space Force unit which assures access to space through the $6.8 billion Satellite Control Network and defensive cyberspace capabilities for space mission systems.[3]

Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado.[4][5][6] It replaced the 50th Network Operations Group, which had been part of the former 50th Space Wing.[6][7] On 23 June 2021, the 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron, previously under Space Delta 5, was redesignated as the 65th Cyber Squadron and transferred into Space Delta 6.[8]

Structure

By the end of fiscal year 2022, SpOC intends to establish the Space Cyber Center and 645th Cyberspace Squadron.[9]

Emblem Name Function Headquarters Cyberspace systems Detachments
Squadrons
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21st Space Operations Squadron Pacific Satellite Control Network operations, Global Positioning System ground infrastructure, Western Range launch support, and defensive cyber operations[10] Vandenberg Space Force Base, California Satellite Control Network Detachment 1: Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
Detachment 2: Joint Region Marianas, Guam
Kaena Point Air Force Station, Hawaii
Operating Location: Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site, Marshall Islands
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22nd Space Operations Squadron Satellite Control Network command and control[11] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Satellite Control Network
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23rd Space Operations Squadron Atlantic Satellite Control Network operations, Global Positioning System ground infrastructure, and Eastern Range launch support[12] New Boston Space Force Station, New Hampshire Satellite Control Network Detachment 1: Thule Air Base, Greenland
Operating Location: RAF Ascension Island, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Operating Location: RAF Oakhanger, United Kingdom
Operating Location: Patrick Space Force Base, Florida
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61st Cyberspace Squadron Defensive cyber operations[3] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
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62nd Cyberspace Squadron Defensive cyber operations Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado[13]
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65th Cyberspace Squadron[8] Military communications[3] Vandenberg Space Force Base, California
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68th Cyberspace Squadron Defensive cyber operations Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
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69th Cyberspace Squadron Defensive cyber operations Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado

Commander

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1
Roy V. Rockwell
Rockwell, Roy V.Colonel
Roy V. Rockwell
24 July 20209 September 20222 years, 47 days[14]
2
Christopher A. Kennedy
Kennedy, Christopher A.Colonel
Christopher A. Kennedy
9 September 2022Incumbent79 days[1][15]

References

  1. ^ a b "DEL 6 receives new commander". Space Base Delta 1. Archived from the original on September 20, 2022. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  2. ^ "Chief Master Sergeant Matthew A. Collingridge". Archived from the original on August 18, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Space Delta 6". Archived from the original on December 4, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  4. ^ "Delta 8 Fact Sheet". Schriever Air Force Base. July 24, 2020. Archived from the original on December 19, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Space Force reorganizes former Air Force space wings into "Deltas" and "Garrisons"". SpaceNews. SpaceNews. July 24, 2020. Archived from the original on July 26, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Space Force Announces Significant Reorganization". Air Force Magazine. July 24, 2020. Archived from the original on August 11, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "50th SW activates 750th OG". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  8. ^ a b "614th Air & Space Communications Squadron redesignated as 65th Cyber Squadron". Vandenberg Space Force Base. Archived from the original on June 30, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  9. ^ https://media.defense.gov/2022/Mar/11/2002955216/-1/-1/1/COMMANDER'S%20STRATEGIC%20PLAN%202022%20R10.PDF Archived March 16, 2022, at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]
  10. ^ "21st Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on June 8, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  11. ^ "22nd Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on June 8, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  12. ^ "23rd Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on June 8, 2021. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  13. ^ "AFCEA SIGNAL Media". AFCEA Chapter News. August 25, 2012. Archived from the original on December 21, 2020. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
  14. ^ "Colonel Roy V. Rockwell". www.schriever.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on June 8, 2021. Retrieved June 30, 2021.
  15. ^ "COL. CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY". www.spacebasedelta1.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on September 20, 2022. Retrieved September 20, 2022.

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