Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement following today’s change of responsibility at the U.S. Space Force.
“General John Raymond’s leadership has been invaluable to the men and women who make up the U.S. Space Force. It is no easy task to standup and lead a new military branch but General Raymond has remained dedicated to ensuring that the Space Force succeeds. When. Rep. Jim Cooper and I first embarked on the creation of the Space Force we knew that it would have to be different to prosper – Space Force needed to be agile and focused on the mission of space. While Space Force still has a long way to go General Raymond has made sure that it is on the right track. While I am sad to see him go, I know General Raymond’s mark will be felt for years to come.
“I look forward to working with General B. Chance Saltzman to advance the mission of the Space Force and continue the work of building our nation’s newest military branch.”