Air Force General John Raymond was Sworn in as the First Commander of Space Force Today Creating the First New Military Division in 70 Years: WATCH

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.

NPR reports: With one hand placed on a Bible whose “official” blessing on Sunday sparked sharp criticism, Raymond was sworn in by Vice President Pence at the vice president’s ceremonial office.

“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.

 

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