Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, will be joining the Space Force in July to help shape the service's acquisition function, AFRL announced today.
Poised to serve as the Space Force’s deputy executive director for the Space Architecture, Science and Technology Directorate, Felt’s new role will be positioned under the space service acquisition executive, according to the press release.
In the job, the release states, “Felt will support the development of space architecture and associated technology, working with the service’s field units and communicating the Space Force’s acquisition needs to Congress.”
Taking over for Felt at AFRL will be Col. Jeremy Raley, part of the Space Rapid Capabilities Office. A change-of-command ceremony is slated to take place at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, in mid-July, per the release. Felt has headed the Space Vehicles Directorate since July 2018.