U.S. Space Force Names First Senior Enlisted Advisor

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond selected Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman to serve as the first senior enlisted advisor of the service during a ceremony at the Pentagon on Feb. 13.

A swearing-in ceremony where Towberman will assume the responsibilities of the senior enlisted advisor will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)
Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Towberman will serve as a personal advisor to the Chief of Space Operations (CSO) and Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization and progress of the Space Force enlisted force and their families.

“Chief Towberman was my clear choice. He is a brilliant warrior who has leadership running through his veins,” Gen. Raymond said. “He is most passionate about taking care of the enlisted force and their families, and has a way of connecting with the force that is truly remarkable.”

“Chief Towberman made history today and was selected to be the first senior enlisted advisor of the U.S. Space Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett. “His unmatched leadership will guide the development of our newest service, which will be innovative, lean, and agile. I look forward to working closely with him.”

Towberman first enlisted into the U.S. Air Force in 1990. He is currently serving as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. His 30-year career includes various assignments within military intelligence, as well as several assignments as the command chief master sergeant, at 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), also at Peterson AFB.

The newly created U.S. Space Force is organized as a military service branch within the Department of the Air Force (DAF). It is the sixth and youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The mission of the Space Force is to train, equip and organize a cadre of space professionals who protect U.S. and allied interests in space while also providing space capabilities to the joint force. The Space Force’s mandate includes developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, refining military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces for use by combatant commands.

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