Space Force Association
SFA Logo Black-01.jpeg
FormationOctober 29, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-29)[1]
Founded atColorado Springs, Colorado
Type501(c)(3) nonprofit organization[1]
HeadquartersColorado Springs, Colorado
President
Colonel William A. Woolf, Air Force Space Command (Ret)
Vice President
Lt Gen David J. Buck, Air Force Space Command (Ret)
Secretary
CMSgt Angelica M. Johnson, Air Force Space Command (Ret)
Websiteussfa.org

The Space Force Association (SFA) is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves as a professional military association, space advocacy group, and space education association for the United States Space Force and space professionals at large.

Mission

The Space Force Association articulates its mission as providing research, analysis, and expertise to inform United States space operations policy, strategy, and operations decisions. The Space Force Association's three focus areas are:[2]

  1. Being a Network of Experts
  2. Research and Analysis
  3. Philanthropy

The Space Force Association also offers a scholarship program supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics undergraduate and graduate students for tuition and research support in space operations related research.[2]

In addition, the Space Force Association provides support for veterans of the United States Space Force, Air Force Space Command, and other military space components, including employment support after transitioning from the military.[2]

History

The Space Force Association was established on 29 October 2019, two months before the establishment of the Space Force on 20 December 2019.[1] The Space Force Association compares itself to the Air Force Association, which was established in January 1946 to support the standup of the United States Air Force, which occurred in September 1947.[2]

Since establishment, the Space Force Association has run a number of interviews and podcasts with Space Force leadership and members on the development of the Space Force and on space policy and strategy. [3][4][5]

On 9 September 2020, several U.S. senators announced the creation of the Space Force Caucus, which the Space Force Association had been working on standing up since March 2020.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Log In or Sign Up to View". www.facebook.com.
  2. ^ a b c d "United States Space Force Association | United States Space Force Association". ussfa.org.
  3. ^ "Soon-to-be Space Force officers see opportunity for change". SpaceNews. April 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Podcasts | United States Space Force Association". ussfa.org.
  5. ^ "Space Force is starting to train its soldiers to fight… in space?". phys.org.
  6. ^ "Space Force gets political boost from Senate supporters". 10 September 2020.