The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Lt. Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to serve as the next chief of space operations on Sep. 13, according to a notice posted by the committee.
Saltzman will take the reins from Gen. John Raymond, who is set to retire this fall, as the Space Force’s top uniformed official. If confirmed, he will serve as the second space operations chief following the service’s stand up in 2019.
Saltzman currently serves as deputy chief of space operations for operations, cyber and nuclear for the Space Force and is a former Minuteman III launch officer and satellite operator at the National Reconnaissance Office.