Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond was sworn in Tuesday as Chief of Space Operations.
With his swearing in, the United States of America has created the first new military division since the Department of Commerce in 1917.
“It is President Trump’s belief that the United States must remain as dominant in space as we are on land and sea and the air,” Pence told Raymond before administering the oath. “And your charge is to see to that mission with the United States Space Force.”
The 4-star general, who already wears two other hats as commander of both the Air Force Space Command and the U.S. Space Command, donned his additional new hat with evident enthusiasm.
Watch Pence below.
.@VP Mike Pence: "We are going to see literally thousands of Air Force personnel added to the rolls of the Space Force, and the United States Space Force will have an extraordinary launch under Gen. Jay Raymond." pic.twitter.com/gEmfvCkfw9
— The Hill (@thehill) January 15, 2020