General John Raymond, Commander, Air Force Space Command and the Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Gregory Thomas

  • May 15, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond is Commander, Air Force Space Command (Air Forces Strategic-Space) and the Joint Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. As Commander, Air Force Space Command, General Raymond is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. The command comprises approximately 36,000 space and cyberspace professionals assigned to 134 locations 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.


General Raymond will be introduced by Brigadier General Pete Hoene, USAF (Retired), President and CEO of SES Government Solutions. Prior to joining SES, Pete served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as a distinguished graduate of both the Air Command and Staff College and the National War College. He holds two masters degrees and served in a wide variety of Space, Command and Control, and research, development, acquisition, test, staff and command assignments. In his last active duty position, Pete served as the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Program Executive Officer for Command and Control.



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