Warrior Weekend - General Raymond
Recently, General Jay Raymond paid USAFA a visit to talk to the Cadet Wing for Warrior Weekend. Gen. Raymond is the Commander for Air Force Space Command down at Peterson Air Force Base.
“As Commander, AFSPC, General Raymond is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining mission-ready space forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. The command comprises approximately 30,000 space professionals worldwide. As the Joint Force Space Component Commander, he directs assigned and attached USSTRATCOM space forces providing tailored, responsive, theater and global space effects in support of national objectives.” – U.S. Air Force
Gen. Raymond first talked to the Classes of 2019 and 2020 and then 2021 and 2022. Each talk was a little different because the current seniors are getting ready to leave for their first assignment and some will be working with Space Command. Gen. Raymond spoke to the cadets about readiness and the importance of Space in our Air Force. He also spoke about the history and progress the military has made in the Space division and how it’s impacted our country and our Air Force now. Afterward, Gen. Raymond opened the floor for questions.
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