General Raymond Tapped to Lead U.S. Space Command
Washington D.C. - Today, President Trump nominated General John Raymond to head U.S. Space Command. U.S. Space Command is one component of the Trump Administration's push to reform and modernize the national security space bureaucracy in order to counter the growing threats to space assets posed by near-peer competitors like Russia and China. In response to news of the nomination, Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:
"I could not be more pleased with President Trump's decision to have General Raymond serve as the first Commander of U.S. Space Command. In addition to being a seasoned leader, General Raymond is an experienced space-warfighter and a proponent of improving the acquisition process within the DOD so it can better adapt to the ever-growing threats to our space assets. Placing him at the new unified combatant command for space, and allowing him to dual-hat as the command of Air Force Space Command and U.S. Space Command will ensure continuity of operations throughout the reform process. He has done an outstanding job fostering a good relationship with the Colorado Springs community. I look forward to continuing to work with him as he transitions to this exciting new position."