Space Delta 8


Space Delta 8
Emblem of Space Delta 8.png
Emblem of Space Delta 8
Founded24 July 2020; 14 months ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
RoleSatellite communication and navigation warfare
Part ofSpace Operations Command emblem.png Space Operations Command
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
Motto(s)"Masters of Space"
CommanderCol Matthew E. Holston
Deputy CommanderLt Col Jason Powell[1]
SuperintendentCMSgt Michael J. Rozneck[2]
GuidonSpace Delta 8 guidon.svg

Space Delta 8 (DEL 8) is a United States Space Force unit which provides satellite communications and the world's standard for Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) signals through the Global Positioning System, providing the focal point for U.S. protected and assured Military SATCOM as well providing the only global utility for PNT signals to both military and civilian users.[3]

Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. Its current commander is Colonel Matthew E. Holston.[4][5][6]

It replaced the 50th Operations Group, which had been part of the former 50th Space Wing.[6][7]


Name Function Headquarters Spacecraft
50th Operations Support Squadron emblem.png 50th Operations Support Squadron Operational training and certification, tactics development, engineering support, and crew force management Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
2nd Space Operations Squadron emblem.jpg 2nd Space Operations Squadron Navigation warfare[8] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Navstar Global Positioning System
4th Space Operations Squadron emblem.png 4th Space Operations Squadron Satellite communication[8] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Advanced Extremely High Frequency
Defense Satellite Communications System Phase III
Military Strategic and Tactical Relay
Wideband Global Satellite Communications[9]


No. Commander[4] Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
Matthew E. Holston
Holston, Matthew E.Colonel
Matthew E. Holston
24 July 2020Incumbent1 year, 80 days


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  3. ^ "Space Delta 8".
  4. ^ a b "Delta 8 Fact Sheet". Schriever Air Force Base. July 24, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "Space Force reorganizes former Air Force space wings into "Deltas" and "Garrisons"". SpaceNews. SpaceNews. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Space Force Announces Significant Reorganization". Air Force Magazine. July 24, 2020. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "50th SW activates 750th OG". Schriever Air Force Base.
  8. ^ a b "2nd Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base.
  9. ^ "4th Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base.

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