Women in the United States Space Force


Female graduates of the Space Force officer candidate school at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

There have been women in the United States Space Force since the branch's inception in 2019. It is the only branch of the United States military where women have always had equal roles.[1][2]

On 23 July 2020 the Space Force obtained its first all-female space operations crew.[2] On 17 August of that year Nina M. Armagno became the first female Air Force general officer to transfer to the Space Force and the first female general officer in the Space Force.[3] On 1 October of the same year Taryn Stys and Karmann-Monique Pogue were each promoted to chief master sergeant, making them the first women in the Space Force to attain the rank.[4] DeAnna Burt became the first major general in the Space Force after transferring on 7 May 2021.[5]

Air Force Major General Clinton E. Crosier, who is also the United States Space Force’s director of planning, has stated that the Space Force is looking for new policies to create a culture of equality and inclusion.[6]

List of women general officers in the United States Space Force

See also


  1. ^ Ryan Browne (20 December 2019). "With a signature, Trump brings Space Force into being". CNN. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Can Space Force Be the First Military Branch Built for Women?". 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ Erwin, Sandra (17 August 2020). "Armagno becomes the U.S. Space Force's first female general officer". Space News.
  4. ^ "Schriever showcases diversity, inclusion in Space Force". Schriever Air Force Base.
  5. ^ https://www.vandenberg.spaceforce.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2600733/cfsccs-combined-space-operations-center-hosts-first-international-space-day-cel/
  6. ^ Seck, Hope Hodge (3 March 2020). "US Space Force May Become the Most Female-Friendly Military Service". Military.com.