Army and Space Command unfolded a flag on Aug. 21. They made the Army Space and
Missile Defense Command, the official service component command to the all-new
organization specially designed for the final frontier.
will take its responsibilities as the service component command to U.S.
Strategic Command and follow Space Command’s guidelines for reporting.
Secretary Ryan McCarthy stated, “The Army is the largest user of space-enabled
systems in the Department of Defense,”
added, “Naming USASMDC as a component command to both combatant commands
strengthens command and control, unity of effort, and synchronization of Army
space and missile defense operations.”
ASMDC will now act as an epicenter for expanding services in space. The command
operates from a split-based headquarters based in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,
and Colorado Springs, Colorado.