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Delta 18 Activation and National Space Intelligence Center Establishment
U.S. Space Force Colonel Marqus Randall (right), Space Delta 18 commander, takes Space Delta 18’s guidon for the first time at the activation ceremony for Space Operations Command’s newest Delta, Space Delta 18, and established the National Space Intelligence Center (NSIC) at the Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio, June 24, 2022. Space Delta 18 is named in honor of the U.S. Space Force’s role as the 18th member of the intelligence community. Delta 18 will deliver critical intelligence on threat systems, foreign intentions, and activities in the space domain to support national leaders, allies, partners and joint war fighters. (Credit: U.S. Space Force/SrA Jack Gardner)

By 1Lt Rachel Brinegar
Space Operations Command

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, June 24, 2022 — Today, the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio is the stage for the activation of Delta 18 and the establishment of the National Space Intelligence Center.

Colonel Marqus Randall assumed command of the new Delta, which consists of Space Delta 18 headquarters staff and two squadrons, the 1st Space Analysis Squadron and the 2nd Space Analysis Squadron, which transitioned from under the National Air and Space Intelligence Center to the National Space Intelligence Center under the U.S. Space Force. 

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  • June 25, 2022
Whitworth Takes Helm of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Ronald S. Moultrie passes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency colors to Navy Vice Adm. Frank D. Whitworth III, the incoming agency director, during a ceremony held at NGA Campus East June 3. The passing of the colors is a historic military tradition symbolizing a transfer of power from one leader to another. (Credit: Anthony Boone)

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia – Navy Vice Adm. Frank D. Whitworth III assumed command as the eighth director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency during a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters here June 3.

Whitworth, who replaces Navy Vice Adm. Robert Sharp, takes the helm at NGA after previously serving as the director for intelligence on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

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  • June 6, 2022