Lt. Gen. John E. Shaw is the Deputy Commander, U.S. Space Command. U.S. Space Command is the Unified Combatant Command responsible for conducting operations in, from, and to space to deter conflict, and if necessary, defeat aggression, deliver space combat power for the Joint/Combined force, and defend U.S. vital interests with allies and partners.

Brig. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton, USSF

Planning Lead
Space Training and Readiness Command

Brig. Gen. Shawn Bratton is the United States Space Force planning lead for the Space Training and Readiness Command. Space Training and Readiness Command is expected to be established as a Field Command in the summer of 2021 and will be responsible for United States Space Force training, doctrine, test, range and education activities.

General Bratton received his commission from the Academy of Military Science in Knoxville, TN. Prior to his commissioning General Bratton served as an enlisted member of the 107th Air Control Squadron, Arizona Air National Guard. He has served in numerous operational and staff positions. General Bratton was the first Air National Guardsman to attend Space Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis AFB. He deployed to the Air Component Coordination Element, Camp Victory Iraq for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, he served as the USNORTHCOM Director of Space Forces, and commanded the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group, Maryland Air National Guard. Prior to his current assignment, General Bratton served as the Deputy Director of Operations, USSPACECOM.

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