Vice Chief of Space Operations
The vice chief of space operations (VCSO) is an office held by a four-star general in the United States Space Force. The vice chief directly supports the chief of space operations (CSO) by serving as a member of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) and also operates with the full authority of the chief of space operations during the CSO’s absence. The vice chief of space operations is be nominated for appointment by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The vice chief of space operations is be the second-highest position in the U.S. Space Force, equivalent to other services' vice chief positions. The current vice chief of space operations is General David D. Thompson.
|Vice Chief of Space Operations|
Flag of the Vice Chief of Space Operations
|United States Space Force|
|Member of||Office of the Chief of Space Operations|
Joint Requirements Oversight Council
|Reports to||Secretary of the Air Force|
Chief of Space Operations
|Seat||The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States|
with Senate advice and consent
|Precursor||Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command / Headquarters United States Space Force|
|First holder||David D. Thompson|
List of Vice Chiefs of Space OperationsEdit
|No.||Vice Chief of Space Operations||Term|
|Portrait||Name||Took office||Left office||Term length|
David D. Thompson
|2 October 2020||Incumbent||11 days|
- "Comprehensive Plan for the Organizational Structure of the U.S. Space Force" (PDF). Department of the Air Force. February 2020. p. 16. Retrieved 15 August 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Cohen, Rachel S. (7 August 2020). "Thompson Tapped as Space Force Vice Chief". Air Force Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
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