Brig. Gen. Dennis Bythewood
Deputy Commander, JTF-SD
U.S. Space Command
Brig. Gen. Dennis O. Bythewood is Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force–Space Defense at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. JTF-SD is one of two subordinate commands to the newly formed United States Space Command, with a mission to conduct space superiority operations, in unified action with mission partners, to deter aggression, defense space capability, and when directed, defeat adversaries throughout the continuum of conflict.
Brig. Gen. Bythewood received his commission in 1992 upon graduating from the University of Vermont with a degree in electrical engineering. His career has spanned numerous acquisitions and satellite operations positions in the United States Space Force, Air Force Materiel Command and the National Reconnaissance Office. He has commanded space operations at the squadron and group level and led
acquisitions as a squadron level Materiel Leader and three times as a wing equivalent Senior Materiel Leader.
Prior to his current position, Brig. Gen. Bythewood was the Director of Special Programs at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.