June 18, 2024
Sixty-six years ago, the Soviet Union placed Sputnik in orbit around the Earth and it changed everything. Since then, more than 80 nations and 100 commercial entities have also found their way into space. Yet much of the public is not aware of the extent to which hardly any event, transaction, or communication occurs that doesn't rely on some aspect of technology developed for or residing in space. A Better Peace welcomes General James Dickinson, Commander, U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), to the virtual studio to share his strategic vision for the execution and integration of military spacepower into global joint all-domain operations. General Dickinson joins Ben Ogden to explain how SPACECOM "will ensure there is never a day without space."

Sixty-six years ago, the Soviet Union placed Sputnik in orbit around the Earth and it changed everything. Since then, more than 80 nations and 100 commercial entities have also found their way into space. Yet much of the public is not aware of the extent to which hardly any event, transaction, or communication occurs that doesn’t rely on some aspect of technology developed for or residing in space. A Better Peace welcomes General James Dickinson, Commander, U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), to the virtual studio to share his strategic vision for the execution and integration of military spacepower into global joint all-domain operations. General Dickinson joins Ben Ogden to explain how SPACECOM “will ensure there is never a day without space.”

While the U.S. Space Force is by far the largest force provider to U.S. Space Command, the command is comprised of members from all the services as well as exchange and liaison officers from our key allies. Our five service components…each present their own service capabilities which we integrate into our joint combatant command.

James H. Dickinson is a General in the U.S. Army and the Commander, U.S. Space Command, the 11th and newest unified combatant command. He assumed command on Aug. 20, 2020, after serving as the first Deputy Commander of U.S. Space Command. He is a graduate of the AY05 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.

Ben Ogden is a Colonel in the U.S. Army and the Assistant Professor of Strategic Space Studies within the Center for Strategic Leadership. He is a graduate of the AY17 Resident Course at the U.S. Army War College.

The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense.

Photo Description: A Falcon 9 Starlink L-24 rocket successfully launches from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla., April 28, 2021.

Photo Credit: Joshua Conti, Space Force

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