Space Delta 9
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Emblem of Space Delta 9
Founded24 July 2020; 22 months ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleOrbital warfare
Part of
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Space Operations Command
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
Nickname(s)Stormbringers[1]
Websitewww.schriever.spaceforce.mil/Units/Space-Delta-9/
Commanders
CommanderCol Mark C. Bigley
SuperintendentCMSgt Frederick Jaehnig[2]
Insignia
Guidon
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Orbital Warfare Identification Device
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Space Delta 9 (DEL 9) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for conducting orbital warfare. Its mission involves preparing, presenting, and projecting assigned and attached forces for the purpose of conducting protect and defend operations and providing national decision authorities with response options to deter and, when necessary, defeat orbital threats. Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. Its current commander is Colonel Casey M. Beard.[3][4][5][6]

It replaced the interim 750th Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, which was activated a month before its redesignation.[5][7]

Structure

Name Function Headquarters Spacecraft
Squadrons
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9th Combat Training Squadron[8] Operational training and certification, tactics development, engineering support, and crew force management Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
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1st Space Operations Squadron Space domain awareness[9] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Advanced Technology Risk Reduction[9]
Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program
Operationally Responsive Space 5
Space Based Space Surveillance
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3rd Space Operations Squadron Space defense[1] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
Detachments
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Detachment 1 Technology demonstration[10] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle[10]

List of commanders

No. Commander Term Ref
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1
Casey M. Beard
Beard, Casey M.Colonel
Casey M. Beard
24 July 2020Incumbent1 year, 334 days[11][12]
2
Mark C. Bigley
Bigley, Mark C.Colonel
Mark C. Bigley
21 June 2022Incumbent2 days[13]

References

  1. ^ a b "Space Delta 9 builds orbital warfare tradecraft from the ground up". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on 28 February 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Chief Master Sgt. Frederick E. Jaehnig". www.schriever.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on 18 August 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Delta 9 Fact Sheet". Schriever Air Force Base. 24 July 2020. Archived from the original on 28 July 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Space Force reorganizes former Air Force space wings into "Deltas" and "Garrisons"". SpaceNews. SpaceNews. 24 July 2020. Archived from the original on 26 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Space Force Announces Significant Reorganization". Air Force Magazine. 24 July 2020. Archived from the original on 11 August 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  6. ^ Trevithick, Joseph. "Space Force Has A Unit Dedicated To Orbital Warfare That Now Operates The X-37B Spaceplane". Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  7. ^ "50th SW activates 750th OG". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Same mission, new name".
  9. ^ a b "1st Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Delta 9". Schriever Air Force Base. Archived from the original on 28 July 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Colonel Casey M. Beard". www.schriever.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on 18 August 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  12. ^ "USSF Virtual Activation & Deactivation Ceremonies". DVIDS. Archived from the original on 18 August 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  13. ^ https://www.dvidshub.net/image/7283924/delta-9-change-command-ceremony

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government.