In a press release Wednesday, the Space Force said its new mission statement is: “secure our nation's interests in, from, and to space.”
Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman, in a May memo, called the previous mission statement “long and cumbersome” and asked the service's Guardians to offer ideas. Within two weeks, 135 responses had been sent in, according to the release.
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“We did not hire a corporate marketing team to develop a catchphrase. Nor did generals sit around a table in the Pentagon debating what the statement should be,” Saltzman said in the press release. “Our mission statement was sourced from a Guardian-driven process.”
In July, Guardians from four field commands and major commands participated in eight focus groups to discuss the phrase and provide feedback, according to the release.
In announcing the new mission statement, the Space Force said the phrase “In, from, and to space” is a reference to the three main functions of the service, which were described as:
- “In space, through space superiority activities that protect the joint force and nation from space and counterspace threats.
- From space, by delivering global mission operations like satellite…