Army Transfers Satellite Communications Mission to USSF: All Military SATCOM Under One Service for First Time

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September 7, 2022 | Originally published by Space Operations Command on August 15, 2022

Peterson Space Force Base, Colo. — The U.S. Army’s satellite communications (SATCOM’s) mission officially transferred to the U.S. Space Force (USSF) during a ceremony at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, on August 15, 2022.

This transfer from the Army to the Space Force marks the first time all Department of Defense military satellite communication functions have been consolidated under a single military service.

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler, Commanding General of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, Commander of Space Operations Command, presided over the ceremony.

“This is a historic moment for the Department of Defense and military satellite communications, as we bring all military SATCOM capabilities under one service for the first time ever,” Karbler said. “My thanks to the U.S. Space Force and, in particular, Lieutenant General Stephen Whiting and his team for their tremendous teamwork throughout this transition period. I know our SATCOM professionals will continue to provide world-class service and support while embodying the proud heritage of the Army SATCOM mission.”

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