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U.S. National Security Workforce

The U.S. national security space workforce is composed of federal workers in both the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Altogether, there were more than…

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2016 – U.S. Army Space Cadre Overview

The U.S. Army Space Cadre grew from 11 FA40 (Space Professional) officers in 1999 to 374 FA40 officer billets for 2016. The Army’s Space Professionals make up a small, but critical, part of a bigger Space Cadre, which includes another 3025 personnel from another category, Army Space Enablers.

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2015 – U.S. Army Space Workforce – Snapshot

The next largest security space workforce in the United States is within the Army, with more than 3,399 billets for FY 2016, 8.4% more than the 3,137 billets in FY 2015. The 374 Space Operations Officers (FA40) make up about 10% of this total, with the remaining 3,025 made up of Space Enablers.

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2014 – U.S. National Security Workforce

U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) holds responsibility for military space operations, along with nuclear command and control, cybersecurity, and other strategic threats. Day-to-day planning and execution for USSTRATCOM’s space mission is carried out by the Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space), headquartered at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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