Vice Chief of Space Operations

Summary

Vice Chief of Space Operations
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Incumbent
General David D. Thompson

since 2 October 2020
United States Space Force
Space Staff
AbbreviationVCSO
Member ofSpace Staff
Joint Requirements Oversight Council
Reports toSecretary of the Air Force
Chief of Space Operations
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
PrecursorVice Commander, Air Force Space Command / Headquarters United States Space Force
First holderDavid D. Thompson

The vice chief of space operations (VCSO) is an office held by a four-star general in the United States Space Force. The vice chief directly supports the chief of space operations (CSO) by serving as a member of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) and also operates with the full authority of the chief of space operations during the CSO’s absence. The VCSO is nominated for appointment by the president and confirmed by the Senate.[1] The VCSO is the second-highest position in the U.S. Space Force, equivalent to other services' vice chief positions.[2][1] The current vice chief of space operations is General David D. Thompson.

List of Vice Chiefs of Space Operations

No. Vice Chief of Space Operations Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1
David D. Thompson
General
David D. Thompson
2 October 2020Incumbent1 year, 10 days

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Comprehensive Plan for the Organizational Structure of the U.S. Space Force" (PDF). Department of the Air Force. February 2020. p. 16. Retrieved 15 August 2020. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Cohen, Rachel S. (7 August 2020). "Thompson Tapped as Space Force Vice Chief". Air Force Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2020.

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