Join the ranks of the newest branch of the US Armed Forces, the United States Space Force (USSF).
The USSF is the 6th branch of the military and is dedicated to space warfare operations.
Founded on December 20, 2019, the USSF is ordered by President Trump to oversee all US military activities in outer space.
USSF is apart of the Department of the Air Force, similar to how USMC is apart of the Department of the Navy.
And yes, USSF is currently taking transfer applications of all currently enlisted military personnel.
They are looking to hire 16,000 civilian and military personnel.
The head of USSF is Gen. John “Jay” Raymond. His official title is Chief of Space Ops.
USSF is headquartered at The Pentagon (Washington, DC) with a critical command element at Peterson AFB (Colorado Springs, CO).
USSF will have a $15 billion dollar annual budget.
The USSF will be directed by the US Space Command (USSPACECOM), which is the 11th Combatant Command in the DoD.
Q: What grades will the Space Force have?
A: At this time, the Space Force has the same grade structure as the other military services (i.e., E-1 – E-9, O-1 – O-10 and incoming members will retain their current specific rank (e.g., Staff Sergeant, Major, etc.). No decisions have been made at this time on whether there will be any future changes.
Q: How can I join the Space Force?
A: Throughout the next year, the Department of the Air Force will determine career and accession paths for military and civilian personnel assigned or wanting to be assigned to U.S. Space Force. While the exact process of joining the U.S. Space Force is still being developed, anyone interested in joining the U.S. Space Force should look at current Air Force space-focused career fields such as Space Operations or Space Systems Maintenance.
What is the difference between the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command?
A: The Space Force is the newest branch of the Armed Forces – like the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines – that is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping forces for the space domain. U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) is the newest of eleven different Combatant Commands responsible for planning and conducting all military operations in a specific geographic or functional area or domain – in this case, the space domain.
Q: Will there be a Space Guard and Space Reserve?
A: Only Congress can establish a Space Guard and Space Reserve as new reserve components of the armed forces. Until such establishment, existing Guard and Reserve remain critical to the space mission performed by the U.S. military today. Air Guard and Reserve units will be aligned to the U.S. Space Force as directed by the Secretary of the Air Force. The Department of the Air Force will provide to the Congressional defense committees a total force management plan in support of the U.S. Space Force no later than 90 days after the establishment of the USSF.