Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett has handed over to congressional leaders the service’s proposed organizational plan for the new Space Force in accordance with the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, SpaceNews reported Monday.
The report states that the Space Force will have autonomy, a total of 200 personnel for FY 2020 and field commands and subordinate tactical units, including Space Training and Readiness Command.
The sixth service branch “must have the capacity to focus on doctrine, space training and education, space warfighting concepts, and overall readiness,” according to the proposal obtained by the publication.
The report cited how the new service will organize acquisition offices and the amount of funding it will require annually and in the next five years.
The transfer of Air Force personnel to the Space Force is expected to kick off in FY 2020, while Navy and Army transfers are expected to start in FY 2020, subject to congressional approval.