The U.S. 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.
ASMDC will take its responsibilities as the service component command to U.S. Strategic Command and follow Space Command’s guidelines for reporting.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy stated, “The Army is the largest user of space-enabled systems in the Department of Defense,”
He 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.”
The 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.