Matthew Donovan, acting secretary of the U.S. Air Force, said during an interview during the Paris Air Show that he has âalways supported the necessity of an independent Space Force,â Defense NewsÂ reported Friday.
Donovan wrote papers on the benefits of a Space Force over two decades ago and supported the establishment of the Space Development Agency. He added that the development of an integrated satellite communication network is âabsolutely foundationalâ for the creation of advanced battle management and multi-domain command and control systems.
The House Armed Services CommitteeÂ approvedÂ the establishment of a âSpace Corpsâ in lieu of a Space Force within the Air Force last week. Donovan wasÂ namedÂ interim Air Force secretary in May, succeedingÂ 2019 Wash100Â winnerÂ Heather Wilson, who announced her intent toÂ resignÂ in March.