A year after the US Space Force’s inauguration, the agency is already giving its personnel names. This agency became the latest military branch last year December. The agency has finally decided to refer to its personnel as the “Guardians”. Experts stated that this move would spark the space fanatics to refer to them as the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to critique them. The US Space Force vice president, Mike Pence, explained that the United States Space Force men and women will assume the name the Guardians to mark the first anniversary since the establishment of this military branch.
Mike Pence articulated that the soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and the guardians will be the United States’ defenders in the coming years. All these titles he outlined are his reference to the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. The Space Force is a creation initiated by President Donald Trump who asked the Department of Defense to establish it while penning down the Space Policy Directive-4 in February last year. The department followed the directive of the president creating a new military unit precisely 63 years after establishing the Air Force. The Space Force is operating under the Air Force just like the Marine Corps is an entity of the Department of the Navy.
The Space Force military unit’s mission is to organise, train and empower space forces to maintain the security of the US and its interests in space while offering space details for the military unit’s good. Moreover, the US Space Force has the responsibility of training military space personnel, procuring military space systems, educating about the military principles to enhance space power, and organising space forces to continue the US’s battles in space.
The initiation of Space Force was the idea of the Trump administration taking charge of the space priorities whose purpose is to reinforce the United States’ reputation in space. The country’s position in space is currently under threat due to China and Russia conducting numerous missions to space with high success rates. Moreover, China has become so secretive with its missions to prevent unnecessary competition with the US since this could lead to war.
Mike Pence’s announcement was crowned to Mike Hopkins who switched camps accepting to work with Space Force after 27 years of service to the Air Force. Hopkins became the first astronaut in space to be called a Guardian aborad the International Space Station. The astronaut voluntarily accepted this guardian role.https://minernews.io/