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NEWS | Sept. 8, 2022

Former Chief, National Guard Bureau and Adjutant General of Colorado host media round table about why we need Space National Guard

By Colorado National Guard Public Affairs

FOR RELEASE: Sept. 8, 2022

CONTACT: Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, 720-250-1053,

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Former Chief, National Guard Bureau U.S. Air Force (ret.) Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel and The Adjutant General of Colorado U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Laura L. Clellan will host a media round table about why we must establish a Space National Guard Sept. 9, 2022, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, via an online platform.

While the U.S. Space Force has been established, no reserve component exists for this new Service.

More than 1,000 Air National Guard Citizen-Airmen based in 7 states, and one territory, who perform or support space missions every day, remain unaligned with their natural Active Component mission partner, the USSF.

“A Space National Guard remains the most cost-effective and efficient option for the Space Force to maximize capability and capacity,” Lengyel said. “There is no cheaper alternative to establishing a Space National Guard.”

“Our National Guard warriors perform vital space missions and have done so for 27 years here in the State of Colorado,” Clellan said. “The Space Force continues to rely on these proven and critical space operators who are being negatively impacted by the delay in the establishment of a Space National Guard.” 

Integrating ANG space units will align efforts under one Service, reduce bureaucracy, enable common space warfighter culture, and can be accomplished through the transfer of existing ANG resources.

ANG space units defend our nation on behalf of combatant commanders across various mission areas:  missile warning; space domain awareness; satellite command and control; military satellite communications; space electromagnetic warfare operations; space test and training; analysis of space intelligence.