The USSF is the newest branch of the Armed Forces. It was established December 20, 2019 with enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
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.
The USSF Headquarters and Office of the Chief of Space Operations is located in the Pentagon, just like the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The initial staff for the CSO began standing up with the President’s signature of the FY20 NDAA. This staff will immediately focus on establishing a fully-functioning headquarters; preparing to execute the full scope of its organize, train, and equip responsibilities; and, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force, developing a detailed plan to transfer forces into the U.S. Space Force. The office will also maintain a critical command element at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., comprised of staff from the former Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) headquarters.