WASHINGTON — Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Scott Stalker on Aug. 28 will assume duties as the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Space Command, a spokesperson for U.S. Space Command said Aug. 27,

Stalker will take over for Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman who has been dual-hatted as senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Space Force and senior enlisted leader of U.S. Space Command. Towberman will continue to serve in the Space Force.

The new command senior enlisted leader will report to Army Gen. James Dickinson, who was sworn in last week as chief of U.S. Space Command.

Stalker previously served as the chief senior enlisted leader of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency.

Sandra Erwin writes about military space programs, policy, technology and the industry that supports this sector. She has covered the military, the Pentagon, Congress and the defense industry for nearly two decades as editor of NDIA’s National Defense...