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.[1] 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.[2][1] The current vice chief of space operations is General David D. Thompson.

Vice Chief of Space Operations
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Incumbent
General David D. Thompson

since 2 October 2020
United States Space Force
AbbreviationVCSO
Member ofOffice of the Chief of Space Operations
Joint Requirements Oversight Council
Reports toSecretary of the Air Force
Chief of Space Operations
SeatThe Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, United States
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
PrecursorVice Commander, Air Force Space Command / Headquarters United States Space Force
First holderDavid D. Thompson

List of Vice Chiefs of Space OperationsEdit

No. Vice Chief of Space Operations Term
Portrait Name Took office Left office Term length
1General
David D. Thompson
2 October 2020Incumbent11 days

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "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.
  2. ^ Cohen, Rachel S. (7 August 2020). "Thompson Tapped as Space Force Vice Chief". Air Force Magazine. Retrieved 15 August 2020.

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