Space Delta 8
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Emblem of Space Delta 8
Founded24 July 2020; 22 months ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleSatellite communication and navigation warfare
Size635 personnel[1]
Part of
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Space Operations Command
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
Motto(s)"Masters of Space"
Websitewww.schriever.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Units/Space-Delta-8/
Commanders
CommanderCol Matthew E. Holston
Deputy CommanderLt Col Jason Powell[2]
SuperintendentCMSgt Michael J. Rozneck[3]
Insignia
Guidon
Space Delta 8 guidon.svg

Space Delta 8 (DEL 8) is a United States Space Force unit which provides satellite communications and the world's standard for Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) signals through the Global Positioning System, providing the focal point for U.S. protected and assured Military SATCOM as well providing the only global utility for PNT signals to both military and civilian users.[4]

Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. Its current commander is Colonel Matthew E. Holston.[5][6][7]

It replaced the 50th Operations Group, which had been part of the former 50th Space Wing.[7][8]

Structure

DEL 8 is expected to grow with the transfer of the United States Army's 53rd Signal Battalion (which would be renamed as the 53rd Space Operations Squadron).[9][1][10]

Name Function Headquarters Spacecraft
Squadrons
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8th Combat Training Squadron[11] Operational training and certification, tactics development, engineering support, and crew force management Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
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2nd Space Operations Squadron Navigation warfare[12] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Navstar Global Positioning System
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4th Space Operations Squadron Satellite communication[12] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Advanced Extremely High Frequency
Defense Satellite Communications System Phase III
Military Strategic and Tactical Relay
Wideband Global Satellite Communications[13]
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10th Space Operations Squadron[14] Satellite communication Point Mugu, California Mobile User Objective System
Ultra-High Frequency Follow-On
Fleet Satellite Communications System[15]

Commander

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1
Matthew E. Holston
Holston, Matthew E.Colonel
Matthew E. Holston
24 July 2020Incumbent1 year, 331 days[16]

References

  1. ^ a b "Army, Navy satellite operations to consolidate under Space Force". SpaceNews. June 23, 2021.
  2. ^ "Delta 8 leadership encourages Airmen to participate in CFC". Archived from the original on January 11, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Rozneck". www.schriever.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on August 18, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  4. ^ "Space Delta 8". www.schriever.spaceforce.mil.
  5. ^ "Delta 8 Fact Sheet". Schriever Air Force Base. July 24, 2020. Archived from the original on January 28, 2022. Retrieved December 13, 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "50th SW activates 750th OG". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Army Sat Ops Brigade Transfers To Space Force: Karbler". May 21, 2021.
  10. ^ https://media.defense.gov/2022/Mar/11/2002955216/-1/-1/1/COMMANDER'S%20STRATEGIC%20PLAN%202022%20R10.PDF[bare URL PDF]
  11. ^ "8 CTS Activation Ceremony" – via www.facebook.com.
  12. ^ a b "2nd Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on July 25, 2021. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "4th Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on January 25, 2022. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  14. ^ "Space Delta 8". www.facebook.com.
  15. ^ "Army, Navy satellite operations to consolidate under Space Force". June 23, 2021.
  16. ^ "Colonel Matthew E. Holston". www.schriever.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on October 20, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2022.

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