Space Delta 4

Summary

Space Delta 4
Emblem of Space Delta 4.png
Emblem of Space Delta 4
Founded24 July 2020; 14 months ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeDelta
RoleMissile warning
Size1,200 personnel[1]
Part ofSpace Operations Command emblem.png Space Operations Command
HeadquartersBuckley Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
Motto(s)Latin: Videmus Mundum, lit.'We see the world'[2]
Websitewww.buckley.spaceforce.mil
Commanders
CommanderCol Miguel A. Cruz[3]
Deputy CommanderLt Col Jason M. McCandless[4]
Lt Col Brandon P. Alford[5]
SuperintendentCMSgt Tammie D. Gaudu[6]
Insignia
GuidonSpace Delta 4 guidon.svg

Space Delta 4 (DEL 4) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for providing strategic and theater missile warning to the United States and its international partners. It operates three constellations of Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) satellites and two types of Ground-Based Radars (GBRs) for the purpose of conducting strategic and theater missile warning. Additionally, DEL 4 provides tipping and cueing to missile defense forces, battlespace awareness to combatant commanders and technical intelligence for further analysis and manages weapon system architectures and ensures operations are intelligence-led, cyber-resilient, and driven by innovation, while postured to operate in a contested, degraded, and operationally-limited environment.[7]

Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado.[7][8]

DEL 4 was based on the previous 460th Operations Group, 460th Space Wing and 21st Operations Group, 21st Space Wing.[9][10]

Structure

Name Function Headquarters Spacecraft and ground-based radars Detachments
Squadrons
460th Operations Support Squadron emblem.png 460th Operations Support Squadron Operational training and certification, tactics development, engineering support, and crew force management[11] Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado
2nd Space Warning Squadron emblem.png 2nd Space Warning Squadron Missile warning, missile defense, battlespace awareness, and technical intelligence[11] Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado Defense Support Program
Space Based Infrared System
6th Space Warning Squadron emblem.png 6th Space Warning Squadron Missile warning and space domain awareness[11] Cape Cod Space Force Station, Massachusetts AN/FPS-132 Upgraded Early Warning Radar
7th Space Warning Squadron.PNG 7th Space Warning Squadron Missile Defense and space domain awareness[11] Beale Air Force Base, California AN/FPS-132 Upgraded Early Warning Radar
Long Range Discrimination Radar
10th Space Warning Squadron emblem.png 10th Space Warning Squadron Missile warning and space domain awareness[11] Cavalier Space Force Station, North Dakota AN/FPQ-16 Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System
11th Space Warning Squadron emblem.png 11th Space Warning Squadron Missile warning, missile defense, battlespace awareness, and technical intelligence[11] Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado Defense Support Program
Space Based Infrared System
12th Space Warning Squadron emblem.png 12th Space Warning Squadron Missile warning and space domain awareness[11] Thule Air Base, Greenland AN/FPS-132 Upgraded Early Warning Radar
13th Space Warning Squadron emblem.png 13th Space Warning Squadron Missile warning, missile defense, and space domain awareness[11] Clear Space Force Station, Alaska AN/FPS-132 Upgraded Early Warning Radar
AN/FPS-108 Cobra Dane (Operating Location)
Long Range Discrimination Radar
Operating Location: Eareckson Air Station, Alaska
Detachments and operating locations
Detachment 1 Military communications[11] Buckley Space Force Base, Colorado
Operating Location – Fylingdales Missile warning and space domain awareness[11] RAF Fylingdales, United Kingdom AN/FPS-132 Upgraded Early Warning Radar

List of commanders

No. Commander Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
1
Richard L. Bourquin[12]
Bourquin, Richard L.Colonel
Richard L. Bourquin[12]
24 July 202015 July 2021356 days
2
Miguel A. Cruz[3]
Cruz, Miguel A.Colonel
Miguel A. Cruz[3]
15 July 2021[13]Incumbent89 days

References

  1. ^ https://www.buckley.spaceforce.mil/About-Us/Biographies/Display/Article/2733472/chief-master-sergeant-tammie-d-gaudu/
  2. ^ "DEL 4 Motto". Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved June 20, 2021 – via www.facebook.com.
  3. ^ a b "COLONEL MIGUEL A. CRUZ". www.buckley.spaceforce.mil.
  4. ^ "LT. COL. JASON McCANDLESS". www.buckley.spaceforce.mil.
  5. ^ "LIEUTENANT COLONEL BRANDON P. ALFORD". www.buckley.spaceforce.mil.
  6. ^ "CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT TAMMIE D. GAUDU". www.buckley.spaceforce.mil.
  7. ^ a b "Buckley Air Force Base Units". Buckley Air Force Base. Archived from the original on July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  8. ^ "Buckley Air Force Base Biographies". Buckley Air Force Base. Archived from the original on July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  9. ^ Space Force Organisations Take Shape Archived August 11, 2020, at the Wayback Machine, July 24, 2020.
  10. ^ "Space Delta 4 - Missile Warning". Buckley Air Force Base. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Space Delta 4 - Missile Warning". Buckley Space Force Base. Archived from the original on November 17, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  12. ^ "COLONEL RICHARD L. BOURQUIN". www.buckley.spaceforce.mil. Archived from the original on July 10, 2021. Retrieved July 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "DEL 4 receives new commander". Buckley Space Force Base.

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