Here are the new leaders of Space Force and US Strategic Command

Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman (shown here in November 2020) was confirmed as the next Chief of Space Operations by the Senate on Thursday. (Lisa Ferdinando/Defense Department)

Senate lawmakers confirmed the next leaders of U.S. Space Force and U.S. Strategic Command on Thursday during wrap-up work ahead of the October recess.

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Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton

Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman will serve as the second-ever chief of space operations and Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton will take over U.S. Strategic Command after the chamber unanimously approved the nominations. Both are expected to formally be sworn into the new roles in coming days.

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The moves were noncontroversial and came amid a flurry of military confirmations finalized late Thursday afternoon.

Both men had hearings on their nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier in September and received strong support from the lawmakers there.


Source: Military Times

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