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Pentagon Releases Legislative Proposal for a Space Force

March 27, 2019

From the NGAUS Washington Report

The Pentagon’s plans for a Space Force will include about 15,000 personnel drawn mostly from other services, including the National Guard, according to a legislative proposal released last week.

Defense Department leaders are asking Congress to phase in the new service over three years, beginning with a 200-person headquarters that would be formed in 2020.

Congress will take up the matter once the proposal formally arrives on Capitol Hill. The fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would be its first chance to rule on the issue.

Air Force space personnel would be the first to transition to the Space Force, officials said, with Army and Navy personnel following in 2022.

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