Aug. 30, 2019
Combined Force Space Component Command established at Vandenberg AFB
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —
Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, commander, U.S. Space Command, ordered the establishment of two subordinate commands to support the warfighting efforts of the command — Combined Force Space Component Command and Joint Task Force Space Defense — immediately following the establishment of USSPACECOM on Aug. 29, 2019.
Raymond appointed Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting as CFSCC commander, and Brig. Gen. Matthew W. Davidson as the deputy commander; with a mission to plan, integrate, conduct, and assess global space operations in order to deliver combat relevant space capabilities to combatant commanders, coalition partners, the Joint Force and the nation.