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USSF Chief Gen. John Raymond Joins Joint Chief of Staff

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Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has been inducted into the Department of Defense's (DoD) Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), DOD News reported Friday. 

Raymond, as mandated by law, joins the chief of naval operations, the U.S. Marine Corps commandant and the U.S. Army's and U.S. Air Force's corresponding chiefs of staff in the joint organization.

The Joints Chiefs of Staff consist of the most senior military officers and function to advise the secretary of defense and the U.S. president on military matters. The U.S. military held a ceremony on Dec. 11th to commemorate Raymond's induction.

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and fellow four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the organization recognizes space as a warfighting domain and the U.S. needs to maintain technologies in space for continued peacekeeping.