navigation-background arrow-down-circle Reply Icon Show More Heart Delete Icon wiki-circle wiki-square wiki arrow-up-circle add-circle add-square add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up calendar-circle chat-bubble-2 chat-bubble check-circle check close contact-us credit-card drag menu email embed facebook-circle snapchat-circle facebook-square facebook faq-circle faq film gear google-circle google-square googleplus history home instagram-circle instagram-square instagram linkedin-circle linkedin-square linkedin load monitor Video Player Play Icon person pinterest-circle pinterest-square pinterest play readlist remove-circle remove-square remove search share share2 sign-out star trailer trash twitter-circle twitter-square twitter youtube-circle youtube-square youtube

Air Force space mission unlikely to grow in 2017

March 7, 2016 (Photo Credit: Airman Jack Sanders)


The Air Force’s space mission is unlikely to grow in fiscal 2017, but the service is working to organize the existing force for greater effectiveness, according to Winston Beauchamp, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space.

 “Right now the focus is on making better use of the workforce that we have now and so you’ll see efforts like Space Mission Force,” he said, according to an article in Air Force Times.

Beauchamp will deliver the keynote address at Assured Communications 2016, a SATCOM-focused breakfast event to be held by C4ISR & Networks. The event will take place April 27 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia. Click here for more information

Space Mission Force is an effort to keep airmen in space-related jobs for longer, and to more closely integrate the satellite operators with more senior airmen.

“It will ensure that you have folks with the appropriate experience on the operational staff should problems arise and it better develops the core workforce over time,” he said.

Next Article