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Space Chiefs Convene in Colorado Springs to Discuss Global Space Security

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Space Chiefs Convene in Colorado Springs to Discuss Global Space Security

The United States Space Force hosted military space leaders from 17 other countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom, at the fourth annual Space Chiefs Forum in Colorado Springs on Thursday to discuss international collaboration and global space security.

Gen. Chance Saltzman, chief of space operations, a 2024 Wash100 awardee and a past Potomac Officers Club event speaker, and Chief Master Sgt. John Bentivegna led the discussions, which focused on expanding cooperation across various mission domains, featuring briefings and dialogues led by representatives from the United States and partner nations, the USSF said.

Discussions explored emerging threats in the space domain, potential areas of collaboration between civilian and military space agencies and strategies for developing a skilled space workforce.

The forum also addressed the importance of space education and training initiatives, along with discourse on enlisted force roles and space force structure.

Among the U.S. attendees were key figures such as Kelli Seybolt, deputy undersecretary of the Air Force, and Lt. Gen. Douglas Schiess, commander of USSF-Space. The other participating partner nations were Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Spain and Sweden.

In a joint statement released after the forum,  military leaders from each nation reaffirmed the crucial role of cooperation in maintaining space security and sustainability.

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