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Space Officials Wooing Intelligence Airmen

Article by Rachel S. Cohen                           May 20, 2020                           (airforcemag.com)

• Space intelligence is one area the military wants to expand and refine for intelligence Airmen who opt to join the Space Force. Space Force intends to build its own core intel capabilities, separate from the Air Force, to better identify objects in space and whether they pose a threat to U.S. assets. Working with the National Reconnaissance Office, Space Force Intelligence will encompass space-based ‘intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance’ (ISR) of the low orbit space between the Earth and the Moon.

• Space Force is considering how Airmen could broaden their understanding of the space domain by working in multiple career fields, according to Colonel Suzy Streeter, Space Force’s ISR director. Building the new service from scratch allows intel professionals hold command positions usually taken by Airmen who operate satellites, for instance, said U.S. Space Command’s ISR boss, Brigadier General Leah Lauderback.

• Adding new perspectives to Space Force leadership depends on how Airmen plan out their career paths. One option is having Space Force recruit start as a ‘space operator’ for the first four years, move into intelligence for ten years, and then decide whether to jump back into space operations or remain in Space Force intel. “That will give… a more integrated approach,” said Streeter. Any intelligence professional coming up the ranks in Space Force could become ‘chief of space operations’ after three to five years. Or an Airman could enter Space Force as a traditional intelligence officer and remain so for the rest of their career. They could still dabble in space operations, as the Force needs “ISR visionaries”.

• It has also been suggested that the service bring in new officer level recruits from the other services and industry, starting them as captains and majors. This could prove beneficial for targeting, intel collection management, and cyber operations. Enlisted personnel could also be ‘streamlined’ into operations intelligence and cryptologic analysis fields.

• All intelligence Airmen can apply to join or transfer into Space Force, whether they worked for Air Combat Command, Air Force Space Command, or another USAF organization. “It is likely that the [selection] board will be looking for personnel with a wide range of experiences, to ensure that USSF does not pigeonhole itself into one way of thinking.” The Space Force is accepting transfer applications from intel Airmen through May 31.

• In October, ‘selection board’ panels staffed by senior Air Force and Space Force leaders will decide which intel, acquisition, and other space professionals will join the Space Force starting February 1st, 2021. This panel will also process promotions until the Space Force’s ‘Space Training and Readiness Command’ (‘STARCOM”) is up-and-running and able to tailor a new process to the specific needs of Space Force.

• New Space Force bases will open up for intelligence assignments that weren’t previously used by the Space Force’s predecessor, Air Force Space Command, including Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; Lackland Air Force Base in Texas; Fort Meade in Maryland; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio; and assignments at the Pentagon and in Chantilly, Virginia.

[Editor’s Note]    Space Force Intelligence, just let us know when you would like a briefing.

 

New opportunities will open up for intelligence Airmen who opt to join the Space Force, intel officials said in a recent livestream.

Space intelligence is one area the military wants to expand and refine as a result of creating a new armed force focused on the cosmos. The Space Force envisions building its own core intel capabilities, separate from the Air Force, to better identify what and where objects are in space and if they threaten U.S. assets. The career field will work with the National Reconnaissance Office in new ways, encompass space-based ISR of the Earth below, and is pushing into cislunar orbit as well.

    Brigadier General Leah Lauderback

In March, the Air Force listed several intelligence organizations that are newly assigned to the Space Force. Some officials have suggested that the National Air and Space Intelligence Center could ramp up its help for the Space Force or spin off a separate space-focused center as well.

The Space Force is considering how Airmen could work in multiple career fields to broaden their understanding of the space domain, according to Col. Suzy Streeter, the service’s ISR director. Building the new service from scratch allows it to shake up its leadership echelons and let intel professionals hold command positions usually taken by the Airmen who operate satellites, said Brig. Gen. Leah Lauderback, U.S. Space Command intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance boss.

Adding different perspectives to Space Force leadership depends in part on how Airmen transfer in and plan out their career paths.

One staffing option gaining traction is having every member of the Space Force start as a space operator, or 13S. Someone could serve as a space operator for the first four years, move into intelligence for 10 years, and then decide whether to jump back into space operations or remain in intel, according to the presentation’s slideshow.

“That will give, really, a more integrated approach as you’re looking at futures, including, quite frankly, the chief of space operations,” Streeter said. “Why not have that open to whoever is a space professional?”

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‘Secrets From The Black Vault’ Book Review

Article by Jazz Shaw                              May 18, 2020                                 (hotair.com)

• John Greenewald Jr is the owner and proprietor of the The Black Vault website where he has collected literally millions of declassified government documents on an array of subjects for well over a decade. Greenewald has a new book entitled: Secrets from the Black Vault where he takes readers down a series of government rabbit holes, exploring a wide range of programs you might have never heard of and, frankly, that the government would probably have preferred not to tell you about.

• Greenewald also provides a fascinating and occasionally dismaying look at the process involved in obtaining all of this government information. There are some subjects where Greenewald had to wait over a decade, filing one Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request after another, before finally getting the information. Greenewald lets you peer behind the curtain and see all of the blood, sweat and tears involved in these efforts.

• So what sort of intriguing United States government secrets will John be revealing this time? For instance, did you know that the company that made your sugary breakfast cereal was possibly involved in the development of chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction? And that the same cereal company was blamed for the UFO crash at Roswell in 1947?

• Greenewald provides documented details about the CIA’s mind control program, the recruitment of Nazi scientists into the U.S. and Soviet Union after World War II, and the Pentagon’s plans to build a military base on the Moon. And of course, there’s an entire section on UFOs and what the government has been doing about them.

• Greenewald’s Secrets from the Black Vault is a quick read that might change the way you think about the American government. Or, if nothing else, you’ll become the keeper of a ton of fascinating trivia to dazzle your friends. Secrets from the Black Vault gets a hearty two thumbs up.

 

With many of us still on lockdown, if you’re like me you’ve been burning through your backlog of books that you always meant to get around to reading. In case you’re running short, you may want to order a copy of the latest book from John Greenewald jr. titled “Secrets from the Black Vault.”

                      John Greenewald Jr

You may remember John from an interview he did for us last year when he was talking about the Pentagon’s secret UFO program. He’s also the owner of the indispensable website The Black Vault, where John has been collecting literally millions of declassified government documents for well over a decade on a dizzying array of subjects.

In this latest offering, Greenewald takes readers down another series of government rabbit holes, exploring a wide range of programs you might have never heard of and, frankly, that the government would probably have preferred to not tell you about. But he also gives us a fascinating and occasionally dismaying look at the process involved in obtaining all of this information. There are some subjects where Greenewald had to wait literally over a decade, filing one FOIA request after another, requesting interviews and answers, before finally getting the information he was looking for. As consumers of news, many of us likely take for granted that someone will go out there, flush out the information, and deliver it in a digestible form. John Greenewald lets you peer behind the curtain and see all of the blood, sweat and tears involved in these efforts.

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Mysterious Object Spotted During Spanish TV Program

Article by Nirmal Narayanan                              May 16, 2020                          (ibtimes.sg)

• Video footage from the Spanish news channel Telecinco, recorded in Rome, shows a blue UFO-like object hovering in the skies as the reporter narrates events in the country. Telecinco claims that it was a seagull. (see 48 second video below)

 

Scott C Waring, a self-proclaimed UFO hunter who currently operates from Taiwan, believes that aliens are visiting the Earth to monitor human efforts to contain the coronavirus. The conspiracy theorist has claimed that aliens are working together with the Pope and the Vatican to find a coronavirus cure.

UFO in Rome Sparks Debate

In his recent website post, Waring analyzed video footage from the Spanish news channel Telecinco. In the video, recorded in Rome, a blue UFO-like object can be seen hovering in the skies, as the reporter narrates events in the country.

Even though the UFO theory was dismissed by Telecinco as a seagull, Waring asserted that the mysterious flying object in the skies could most probably be an alien spaceship from deep space.

48 second video of blue UFO on Spanish newscast (‘ET Data Base’ YouTube)

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