Space Delta 9


Space Delta 9
Emblem of Space Delta 9.svg
Emblem of Space Delta 9
Founded24 July 2020; 14 months ago (2020-07-24)
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
RoleOrbital warfare
Part ofSpace Operations Command emblem.png Space Operations Command
HeadquartersSchriever Space Force Base, Colorado, U.S.
CommanderCol Casey M. Beard
SuperintendentCMSgt Frederick Jaehnig[2]
GuidonSpace Delta 9 guidon.svg
Orbital Warfare Identification DeviceOrbital Warfare Identification Device.png

Space Delta 9 (DEL 9) is a United States Space Force unit responsible for conducting orbital warfare. Its mission involves preparing, presenting, and projecting assigned and attached forces for the purpose of conducting protect and defend operations and providing national decision authorities with response options to deter and, when necessary, defeat orbital threats. Activated on 24 July 2020, the delta is headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. Its current commander is Colonel Casey M. Beard.[3][4][5][6]

It replaced the interim 750th Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, which was activated a month before its redesignation.[5][7]


Name Function Headquarters Spacecraft
SpOC squadron template.png 750th Operations Support Squadron Operational training and certification, tactics development, engineering support, and crew force management Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
1st Space Operations Squadron emblem.gif 1st Space Operations Squadron Space domain awareness[8] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Advanced Technology Risk Reduction[8]
Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program
Operationally Responsive Space 5
Space Based Space Surveillance
3rd Space Operations Squadron emblem.png 3rd Space Operations Squadron Space defense[1] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado
SpOC squadron template.png Detachment 1 Technology demonstration[9] Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle[9]

List of commanders

No. Commander Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Duration
Casey M. Beard[10]
Beard, Casey M.Colonel
Casey M. Beard[10]
24 July 2020[11]Incumbent1 year, 80 days


  1. ^ a b "Space Delta 9 builds orbital warfare tradecraft from the ground up". Schriever Air Force Base.
  2. ^ "Chief Master Sgt. Frederick E. Jaehnig".
  3. ^ "Delta 9 Fact Sheet". Schriever Air Force Base. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Space Force reorganizes former Air Force space wings into "Deltas" and "Garrisons"". SpaceNews. SpaceNews. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Space Force Announces Significant Reorganization". Air Force Magazine. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 25 July 2020.
  6. ^ Trevithick, Joseph. "Space Force Has A Unit Dedicated To Orbital Warfare That Now Operates The X-37B Spaceplane".
  7. ^ "50th SW activates 750th OG". Schriever Air Force Base.
  8. ^ a b "1st Space Operations Squadron". Schriever Air Force Base.
  9. ^ a b "Delta 9". Schriever Air Force Base.
  10. ^ "Colonel Casey M. Beard".
  11. ^ "USSF Virtual Activation & Deactivation Ceremonies". DVIDS.

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