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Lt. Gen. David Thompson Nominated as Vice Chief of Space Operations

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson
Lt. Gen. David Thompson Vice Commander US Space Force

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, has been nominated by President Trump to serve as the service’s vice chief of space operations.

Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper also announced Thompson’s nomination for promotion to the rank of general in a news release published Friday. Thompson previously served as vice commander of Air Force Space Command, which became the Space Force in December 2019.

He joined the Air Force in 1985 and has held leadership roles, including director of plans and policy and deputy director of global operations at Strategic Command and commander of the aerospace data facility at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado.