FY2023 BUDGET TESTIMONY



 
GEN Dickinson Testimony
Documents & Resources

DOCUMENTS & RESOURCES

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."

Latest from USSPACECOM
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Alverez, U.S. Space Command deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Joseph Matos III, Marine Corps Forces Space Command commander, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Cederholm, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. Col James McGrath, MARFORSPACE deputy commander pose for a photo during a visit to USSPACECOM Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2, 2024. During their visit to USSPACECOM the two Marine leaders received several key briefs from USSPACECOM directorates to increase their understanding of the space domain and the unique relationship with the joint warfighter. USSPACECOM, working with Allies and Partners, plans, executes, and integrates military spacepower into multi-domain global operations in order to deter aggression, defend national interests, and when necessary, defeat threats (USSPACECOM photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr.)
USSPACECOM hosts I MEF and MARFORSPACE
By | April 4, 2024
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard Alverez, U.S. Space Command deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Joseph Matos III, Marine Corps Forces Space Command commander, U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Michael Cederholm, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. James McGrath, MARFORSPACE deputy commander, pose for a photo during a visit to USSPACECOM Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2, 2024.

U.S. Space Force Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Command commander, welcomed National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Principal Deputy Administrator, Frank Rose, to Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2, 2024. During the visit, PDA Rose and Gen. Whiting discussed mutual NNSA and USSPACECOM priorities in advancing integrated defense and deterrence, and the enduring relationship between NNSA and the Department of Defense’s combatant commands. Gen. Whiting underscored USSPACECOM’s mission, working with Allies and Partners, plans, executes, and integrates military spacepower into multi-domain global operations in order to deter aggression, defend national interests, and when necessary, defeat threats. PDA Rose highlighted the role that NNSA and its Nuclear Security Enterprise play in space monitoring and verification; space-based nuclear detonation detection; and cyber security in the space domain. (USSPACECOM photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John Philip Wagner Jr.)
USSPACECOM hosts NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator
By | April 3, 2024
U.S. Space Force Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Command commander, welcomed National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Principal Deputy Administrator, Frank Rose, to Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2, 2024.

A Falcon 9 rocket launches 24 satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., Feb. 25, 2024.
New Space Strategy Looks to Integrate DOD, Commercial Efforts
By Jim Garamone | April 2, 2024
The Defense Department's Commercial Space Integration Strategy outlines DOD's efforts to effectively integrate commercial space solutions into national security space architectures.

Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman delivers remarks at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies' Spacepower Security Forum in Arlington, Va., March 27, 2024.
Space Force General Outlines U.S. Approach to Maintaining Space Superiority
By Joseph Clark | March 28, 2024
The chief of space operations laid out his vision for responsibly ensuring U.S. space superiority amid increasing competition in the domain during the keynote address at the Spacepower Security Forum in Virginia.

U.S. Space Force Tech Sgt. Kyle Yeager, flight chief of the 527th Space Aggressor Maintenance Flight and certified GPS operator, adjusts the tilt of the helical antenna in preparation for training exercise with the AC-130J Ghostrider at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico on March 5, 2024. Emerald Warrior provides annual realistic, relevant, high-end pre-deployment training in a complex and evolving security environment using all aspects of live, virtual and constructive training assets. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Natalie Vandergriff)
Space Force Guardians advance SOF Space interoperability during Emerald Warrior exercise
By Maj. Jessica Gross & 1st Lt. Cassandra Saphore | March 25, 2024
Air Force Special Operations Command, in collaboration with the United States Space Force Special Operations Element (USSFSOE), unveiled the 527th Space Aggressor Squadron full suite of capabilities for the first time during its annual Emerald Warrior exercise, underscoring the unique and invaluable role of USSF Guardians in advancing SOF Space integration.