614th Air Operations Center

Summary

614th Air Operations Center
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Active1 August 1998[1]–24 July 2020[2]
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeSpace operations center
RoleCommand and control
Part ofSpace Operations Command
HeadquartersVandenberg Air Force Base, California, U.S.
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Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
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Air Force Organization Excellence Award[1]

The 614th Air Operations Center (614 AOC) was a space operations center of the United States Space Force's Space Operations Command. It served as the core of the Combined Space Operations Center, as well as serving as the Space Force's primary force provider to the CSpOC.

History

Initially established on 1 August 1998, the 614th Space Operations Group conducted space operations as a part of Air Force Space Command's 14th Air Force.[1] On 24 May 2007 it was redesignated as the 614th Air and Space Operations Center in alignment with the Component-Numbered Air Force structure. The 614th Space Intelligence Group, 614th Space Intelligence Squadron, and 614th Space Operations Squadron were all merged into the new Air and Space Operations Center. The 614th Air and Space Operations Center also served as the Air Force Space Command force provider to the Joint Space Operations Center.[3] On 1 December 2014, the 614th Air and Space Operations Center was redesignated as the 614th Air Operations Center, continuing to serve as the primary Air Force Space Command provider to the Joint Space Operations Center. When the JSpOC was redesignated as the Combined Space Operations Center in 2018, the 614th AOC continued to support, later transitioning to the U.S. Space Force with the rest of Air Force Space Command on 20 December 2019.[4]

On July 24th, 2020, the 614 AOC was inactivated and redesignated as Space Delta 5. [5]

List of commanders

  • Col Stephen N. Whiting, June 2006 – June 2008
  • Col Dick Boltz
  • Col Christopher Moss, 2010 – June 4, 2012
  • Col John Wagner, June 4, 2012 – June 6, 2014
  • Col John Giles, June 6, 2014 – 2016
  • Col Michael Manor, 2016 – June 15, 2018
  • Col Scott D. Brodeur, June 15, 2018 – July 24, 2020
  • Col Monique C. DeLauter, July 24, 2020 – July 24, 2020

References

  1. ^ a b c "614 Air Operations Center (AFSPC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ https://www.spaceforce.mil/News/Article/2287005/space-force-begins-transition-into-field-organizational-structure
  3. ^ Stewart, Erica (15 June 2007). "Extreme make-over: 14th Air Force becomes component numbered AF". Air Force Space Command. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ Hirsch, Steve (4 June 2018). "Departing Head of Space Ops Center Cites Importance of Cooperation with Allies". Air Force Magazine. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  5. ^ Captain Goya, Blythe (24 July 2020). "CSpOC and 614th AOC Change of Command, Space Delta 5 Activation". Vandenberg Air Force Base. Retrieved 8 August 2020.