PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-Brig. Gen. Douglas M. Fraser accepted the unit colors and became the new commander of the Space Warfare Center during a change-of-command ceremony here today.

Gen. Ed Eberhart, commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Space Command, and commander of Air Force Space Command, presided over the ceremony.

As commander of the SWC, Fraser will be responsible for developing and testing concepts and procedures that enable warfighters to fully utilize the unique capabilities of space-based assets. He comes to the SWC from the 3rd Wing at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, where he was the commander.

Prior to the ceremony the outgoing SWC commander, Maj. Gen. Thomas B. Goslin Jr., was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.

Goslin will assume new duties as deputy commander in chief, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.

Eberhart lauded the past and future leadership of the SWC.

“We have a long list of successes in the space community largely due to Tom Goslin,” Eberhart affirmed. “Today we bid farewell to a wonderful leader…we also welcome a truly talented individual in Doug Fraser.”

“I see space operations growing even more than it has already,” said Fraser. “My challenge as the new SWC commander is following in the footsteps of Lt. Gen. Goslin.”