Gen. Chance Saltzman

Members from the 114th Electromagnetic Warfare Squadron, 71st, 73rd, and 75th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadrons, 392d Combat Training Squadron, and 379th Space Range Squadron, pose for a group photo during BLACK SKIES 23-3 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Sept. 21, 2023. (Space Force photo)

Space Force’s latest ‘Black Skies’ training event focused on drone threats, joint operations

Black Skies live simulation training is aimed at developing Space Force guardians’ skills in tactical space electromagnetic warfare operations.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Mendoza, 216th Space Control Squadron space systems operator, utilizes a ‘Honey Badger System’ during BLACK SKIES 22 at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Sept. 20, 2022. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

Saltzman: Space Force needs additional ‘Skies’ exercises to sufficiently train guardians

The current exercise tempo "is still insufficient," Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman told DefenseScoop.
Sailors assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4 prepare material recovered in the Atlantic Ocean from a high-altitude balloon for transport to federal agents at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Feb. 10, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan Seelbach)

Post-balloon saga, US defense leaders ‘know a lot more’ about China’s alleged global surveillance operations

“For me, it was an eye opener,” NORAD and U.S. Northern Command chief Gen. Glen VanHerck said.
Gen. B. Chance Saltzman, participates in the META-13 Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) and Space Mission Integration panel discussion, at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ASCEND Summit, from the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 18, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Space Force wants $340M in 2024 to build up operational testing and training infrastructure

The request comes as the U.S. is facing growing threats to its space systems, including cyber warfare activities, electronic attack platforms, lasers, ground-launched missiles, and “space-to-space orbital…
Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman delivers a keynote speech “Guardians in the Fight” during the Air and Space Forces Association 2023 Warfare Symposium in Aurora, Colo., March 7, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

From Z-grams to C-notes: Inside Gen. Saltzman’s unique approach to leading America’s digitally focused Space Force

In an exclusive interview, the chief of space operations briefed DefenseScoop on how he is applying lessons and tactics from innovative leaders who served decades before this…