Maj. Gen. William G. Holt, USAF
Director Operations, Training and Force Development
U.S. Space Command
Maj. Gen. William G. Holt II is the Director Operations, Training and Force Development (J3/7), Headquarters United States Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. USSPACECOM is one of 11 Unified Commands under the Department of Defense and is responsible for deterring conflict, defending U.S. and allied freedom of action in the space area of operations, delivering combat-relevant space capability to the joint/combined force, and developing space forces to advance U.S. and allied interests in, through and from the space domain. As the J3/7, Maj. Gen. Holt is responsible for executing full-spectrum space operations, maintaining credible space deterrence capabilities, providing analytical planning support, combatant command’s participation in joint and combined exercises, and for the education, training, and assessments of assigned and attached space forces.
Maj. Gen. Holt was commissioned through the ROTC program at New Mexico State University. He has spent the majority of his career in special operations aviation assignments and led combat missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and the Horn of Africa. He has commanded the 319th Special Operations Squadron, the Combined Joint Special Operations Air Component-Central (1 ESOW), the 352nd Special Operations Wing, the Joint Special Operations Air Component-Europe and the NATO Special Operations Aviation Component. His staff assignments include duty at Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command and Headquarters U.S. Space Command.
Start Here for Space: National Space Day
Originally aired: May 7, 2021