Updated on May 7th, 2020 about Space Force Jobs and other information.
In my time here on earth, I never thought that there would ever be a Space Military. It is something you might read in a SciFi book. The Force is already 75 days old, yet it has also already zoned in on 16 jobs for applicants. The military specialties were announced by the director of SF planning on Tuesday.
Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier said Space Force now has built a staff of about 110 in its headquarters, which is short of the 200 it requires. The goal is to build a force of 15,000 while avoiding redundancy of infrastructure and support functions already provided by other branches and services and provide adequate Space Force Jobs.
Space Force, which is under the purview of the Department of the Air Force, just as the Marine Corps is within the Department of the Navy, will adopt 16 different specialty codes from the Air Force that all fall within the five main functions.
According to the presentation by Crosier’s, they include the following Space Force Jobs:
- 13S Space Ops
- 1C6 Space Systems Ops
- 14N Intel
- 17C Cyber Ops Officer
- 17D Cyber Ops
- 1N0 All Source Intel
- 1N1 Geospatial Intel
- 1N2 Signals Intel
- 3D1N4 Fusion Analysis
- 3D0 Cyber Ops
- 3D1 Cyber Support
- 62E Development Engineer
- 62S Materiel Leader
- 63A Acquisition Manager
- 63G Senior Materiel Ldr-Upper Ech
- 63S Materiel Leader
“Eighty percent of the common support the new branch needs … is going to come from the Air Force. So we can really focus on the things we were told to do. If it’s a Space Force-specific function, Space Force will execute,” Crosier said. “You’ll enlist directly in the Space Force. You will go to Air Force basic training. If you want to commission as an officer, [you’ll go to] the Air Force Academy, [along with the other service academies, ROTC and officer training school],” Crosier said. “We will commission people from any service and put them directly in the Space Force pipeline.”
The Space Force has Officially posted its new recruitment video:
Their website says:
MAYBE YOUR PURPOSE ON THIS PLANET ISN’T ON THIS PLANET.
The U.S. Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities will include developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands. U.S. Space Force Website
Even before the video was released, officials said they had generated a lot of interest. The Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, said during a live stream hosted by the Space Foundation on Wednesday that “there was an explosion of applicants,” according to CNET. The video of recruitment was officially released during the live stream.
In a video posted Wednesday May 7th, 2020 to Twitter showing rockets, mission control-types rooms and US Space Force members in spacesuits, a voice-over says, “maybe your purpose on this planet isn’t on this planet.” Barbara Barrett, Secretary of the Air Force, said on a live-stream Wednesday that recruiting has not been a issue for the Space Force so far. “There has been an influx of applicants.”
As of Wednesday, there are 88 “commissioned space professionals” working within the Space Force, and the number is expected to grow “substantially” by the end of 2020, according to a press release from the Space Force. The service’s “total force” is projected to eventually be approximately 16,000 strong. The Space Force is the sixth and newest branch of the U.S. military. In June 2018, President Trump ordered the Pentagon to set up a U.S. military branch in space — and the Space Force was made official in December 2019, when Congress passed a $738 billion military bill.
Meanwhile, The second mission to orbit for the newest American military branch will be carrying experiments for NASA and others. Barrett revealed the next flight of the X-37B during a live event hosted by the Space Foundation, alongside the Director of Space Operations of the Space Force, Gen. John “Jay” Raymond. “It will be the first X-37B mission to use the service module to host experiments,” said Randy Walden, director of the Rapid Capabilities Office of the Air Force, in an accompanying statement. On Wednesday, Boeing’s X-37B supplier tweeted a short video of the space plane going through its paces.
Earlier in the Week, The Netflix Spoof Comedy Space Force was introduced in their first trailer. The true U.S. chief. Space Force says he’s looking forward to the Netflix show on the new military branch, but he’s got a message for the series star and co-creator Steve Carell. “The one piece of advice I’d give to Steve Carell is to get a haircut,” Gen. Jay Raymond, the U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations, said good-naturedly on Wednesday (May 6) during a webinar hosted by the nonprofit Space Foundation.
Netflix’s “Space Force” premieres on May 29th. The show stars Carell as Gen. Mark R. Naird, Raymond’s fictional counterpart, and also features John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy O. Yang, Jane Lynch, Fred Willard and Noah Emmerich.
The Space Force would help secure American space properties, discourage violence and set standards of conduct at the final border, Raymond and Barrett said. Such research is vitally necessary now and in the future, they stressed, because space is no longer the benign environment it used to be, and the long-standing supremacy of the United States in this area is under serious threat.