Army, Navy transfers to Space Operations Command nearing completion

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 6, 2022 at 2:43 PM

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- After being delayed along with the fiscal year 2022 budget, all reassigned Army and Navy units will soon complete their transfer to Space Operations Command, Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting said.

“We did have to wait until we got the appropriations bill,” Whiting, the chief of Space Operations Command, told reporters at the Space Symposium here. “We are expecting this fiscal year to see the transfer.”

With all military satellite communications under one service, the Space Force could be more responsive to threats by integrating the various operations, Whiting said.

Space Force is talking with the Army about transferring its missile warning capabilities, Whiting said, but there is no current timeline on when that would happen.