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U.S. Space Force names its first senior enlisted advisor

Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman will serve as the first senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Space Force.
Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman speaks at a ceremony at the Pentagon Feb. 13, 2020. Towberman will serve as a personal advisor to the Chief of Space Operations and Secretary of the Air Force. Credit: U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman will serve as the first senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Space Force, Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond announced Feb. 13.

Towberman last year was named the senior enlisted leader of U.S. Space Command. He will be dual-hatted as the top enlisted advisor at both U.S. Space Command and the U.S. Space Force.

Towberman will advise the Space Force’s enlisted corps and will serve as a personal advisor to the Chief of Space Operations and the Secretary of the Air Force on issues like the welfare, readiness and morale of the force.

The U.S. Space Force, which was created on Dec. 20, has to develop military space professionals, acquire military space systems, refine military doctrine for space power and organize space forces for use by combatant commands.

“There is a lot of work to do and we are pulling together elite talent to take it on,” Towberman said in a statement.

Towberman joined the U.S. Air Force in 1990. Before being named the top enlisted leader at U.S. Space Command, he served in military intelligence assignments at the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; the 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; and Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

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...