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Biography: Army Gen. James H. Dickinson
TRANSCRIPT: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Holds Hearing on Strategic Forces Posture - Mar. 1, 2022
TRANSCRIPT: Senate Armed Services Committee Testimony on United States Strategic Command and United States Space Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2023 - Mar. 8, 2022


EXCERPTS FROM HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE TESTIMONY MARCH 1, 2022


GEN Dickinson on Competition with China

"China remains our pacing challenge. PLA developments -- are directed towards creating a joint, versatile, power-projecting professional and lethal force for the international stage. And the space layer is critical to their buildout. In 2021, the PRC increased on orbit assets by 27 percent. Their recent counter capability demonstrations include the DN1 and DN2 direct-ascent anti-satellite tests and the hypersonic glide vehicle test.

In January, the recently launched SJ 21 space debris mitigation satellite docked with a defunct PRC satellite and moved it to an entirely different orbit. This activity demonstrated a potential dual use capability in SJ 21 interaction with other satellites. US Space Command is committed to deterring the use of these types of capabilities for nefarious purposes within the framework of the Department of Defense's Integrated Deterrence Initiative."

GEN Dickinson on Space Domain Awareness

"Key to all of this is US and allied space superiority informed through Space Domain Awareness, or SDA, capabilities. SDA helps us analyze not just identify what is occurring in space, which when combined with information from our intelligence agencies, helps develop an understanding of why things are happening in space.

SDA remains my top mission priority for US Space Command. SDA provides the backbone of US Space Command strategy for accomplishing our mission. That strategy sets the conditions to deter first and, when called upon, to defend space capabilities and deliver combat power to the United States and its allies."

GEN Dickinson on total force

"As of this month, we have approximately a thousand members assigned to our headquarters with 339 active duty from all services, 227 from the Department of the Air Force civilians, 323 contractors, 44 representatives from the interagency, and 39 reserve component personnel from the Guard and Reserve. We are glad to have them all on our team."

GEN Dickinson on the people of U.S. Space Command

"I'm honored today to represent the approximately 18,000 men and women of the United States Space Command. We are a diverse team that values the honorable service of everyone within our ranks. This month, we honor the contributions of the women on our team as US Space Command acknowledges and celebrates Women's History Month. Today, we remain hard at work building the command toward full operational capability. We are steadily filling out our headquarters. Its composition reflects our joint, combined, and partnered approach to executing our critical mission."

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U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, speaks with French Air and Space Force Gen. Phillipe Lavigne, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation (SAC-T), following a briefing at USSPACECOM headquarters, Feb. 3, 2023. NATO’s SAC-T is responsible for leading the warfare development of NATO military structures, forces, capabilities, and doctrines. Members of USSPACECOM conducted space threat, space operations, space plans/policy, and commercial space briefings with the visiting members of SAC-T. USSPACECOM, in collaboration with mission partners like NATO, continues to provide space domain awareness for warning, assessment, and attribution.
USSPACECOM hosts NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation
By Staff Report | Feb. 3, 2023
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, hosts French Air and Space Force Gen. Phillipe Lavigne, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Transformation (SAC-T), during an engagement at USSPACECOM headquarters, Feb. 3, 2023.

U.S. Space Command deputy commander Lt. Gen. John Shaw recently delivered a keynote address at the National Security Space Association’s 2023 Defense and Industry Space Conference on Jan. 24, 2023. In his remarks and responses during the fireside chat that followed, Shaw reflected on the operational constraints presented by the command's astrographic Area of Responsibility and the opportunity for commercial industry to participate in the development of future space systems and architectures with greater maneuverability and resiliency.
Shaw discusses the need for Dynamic Space Operations at the National Security Space Association’s 2023 Defense and Industry Space Conference
By Staff Report | Feb. 2, 2023
U.S. Space Command deputy commander Lt. Gen. John Shaw recently delivered a keynote address at the National Security Space Association’s 2023 Defense and Industry Space Conference on Jan. 24, 2023.

U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, speaks to members of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense during a town hall at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 17, 2023. Dickinson discussed the competitive and contested space domain and the important role that USSPACECOM and its functional component commands play in every combatant command across the globe. The JTF-SD was formed as a functional component command under U.S. Space Command Aug. 29, 2019. The JTF-SD’s mission is, in unified action with mission partners, to deter aggression, defend capabilities and defeat adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict in order to maintain space superiority in the USSPACECOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)
USSPACECOM Commander, CSEL host town hall for JTF-SD
By Ms. Bridget Bonnette | Jan. 30, 2023
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, speaks to members of the Joint Task Force-Space Defense during a town hall at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado, Jan. 17, 2023. Dickinson discussed the competitive and contested space domain and the important role that USSPACECOM and its functional component commands play in every combatant command across the globe. The JTF-SD was formed as a functional component command under U.S. Space Command Aug. 29, 2019. The JTF-SD’s mission is, in unified action with mission partners, to deter aggression, defend capabilities and defeat adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict in order to maintain space superiority in the USSPACECOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)

Royal Canadian Air Force Commander Lieutenant-General Eric Kenny, RCAF Command Chief Warrant Officer John Hall, Brigadier-General Mike Adamson, Director General - Space, 3 Canadian Space Division and CWO Debbie Martens, Chief Warrant Officer of 3 CSD and Ottawa-based United States military personnel welcome General James Dickinson, Commander, United States Space Command, Maj. Gen. Michael Morrissey, Director USSPACECOM's Strategy Plans and Policy Directorate, MGySgt Scott Stalker, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, and other USSPACECOM counterparts to attend bilateral meetings at the Canadian National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 25, 2023. USSPACECOM utilizes security cooperation efforts to prioritize coordination with a growing network of allies and partners that are committed to shared interests in space vital to everyday life for billions around the world.
USSPACECOM Leaders Broaden Partnership in Visit to Canada
By Staff Report | Jan. 27, 2023
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, and USSPACECOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker visited Canada Jan. 24 to 26, 2023 to discuss the United States’ long-standing alliance with Canada, and to reaffirm the importance of a strong alliance to space to deter aggression.

U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, greets French Vice Chief of Defence Gen. Eric Autellet during a visit to USSPACECOM headquarters Jan. 17, 2023, at Peterson Space Force Base. Autellet began his visit by conducting a space threat briefing with Dickinson, in which the two reaffirmed the importance of a combined effort in space to deter aggression. USSPACECOM anticipates greater opportunities with France over the next decade as French Space Command advances toward Fully Mission Capable status, and as France fulfills its new role as the host for NATO’s newest Center of Excellence for Space.
USSPACECOM Hosts French Vice Chief of Defence
By Staff Report | Jan. 19, 2023
U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, U.S. Space Command commander, hosted French Vice Chief of Defence Gen. Eric Autellet during a visit to USSPACECOM headquarters Jan. 17, 2023.