Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews
Lt. Gen. David Buck, commander, 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, answers questions from reporters in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 6, 2017 at the 33rd Space Symposium. Credit: Dave Grim/U.S. Air Force
Gen. John Hyten, one of the Air Force's top space officers, took leadership of U.S. Strategic Command during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 3. Credit: Department of Defense
The heads of U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Space Command were among the military leaders who visited the recently established Joint Interagency Combined Space Operatioins Center at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado in January. Credit:  Air Force/Christopher DeWitt
“While we’re not at war in space, I don’t think we could say we’re exactly at peace either,” Vice Adm. Charles Richard, STRATCOM vice commander, said March 23 at a conference in Washington. Credit: CSIS video
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation in California, Jan. 24, 2017. Credit: Rod Searcey
Gen. John Hyten, one of the Air Force's top space officers, took leadership of U.S. Strategic Command during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Nov. 3. Credit: Department of Defense