The United States Space Force (USSF) is doubling down on its efforts to forge partnerships, foster a strong spirit of innovation, and maintain combat readiness. Speaking at the annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, the Chief of Space Operations, General John W. Raymond, laid out the key priorities for the USSF going forward.
In particular, General Raymond emphasized the importance of partnerships with both domestic and international entities, pointing to the advantages of pooling resources, sharing knowledge and expertise, and building trust with like-minded organizations.
The USSF will also seek to work with other U.S. military branches to better integrate space capabilities with other domains.
Furthermore, the Chief of Space Operations highlighted the need for a strong culture of innovation within the USSF, urging space professionals to take risks and push boundaries to ensure that the United States stays at the forefront of space exploration and exploitation. This includes investing in cutting-edge technologies and exploring new concepts of operation.
General Raymond underscored the importance of maintaining combat readiness in an era of great power competition. The USSF will continue to invest in training and education to ensure that its personnel are equipped to operate in the challenging environment of space, and will work to improve its capabilities for space situational awareness, defensive operations, and offensive actions if necessary.
General Raymond’s speech makes clear that the USSF is committed to maintaining American dominance in space, and will do so by forging strong partnerships, promoting innovation, and staying ready for any potential threats.