EXPLORATION PARK, Fla.–Dec. 9, 2022– Space Florida Board of Directors Chair, Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez and the entire Florida Defense Support Task Force (FDSTF) sent letters to the Secretary of the Air Force urging him to select Florida as the home for the Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) headquarters and Space Delta 13, the education and training facility. Florida is one of only two states being considered for both STARCOM headquarters and a Delta facility. The state already serves as a hub for military space operations, as evidenced by the recent announcement of Tampa being activated as Space Force’s second regional headquarters under the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
Space Florida worked in partnership with Florida Defense Support Task Force, and Enterprise Florida on this letter initiative. Space Florida’s recent efforts complement the work already done by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida High Tech Corridor, Florida Institute of Technology, National Center for Simulation, Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, and University of Central Florida on the campaign to bring STARCOM and Space Delta 13 to the state.
View Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez’s letter HERE.
View the FDSTF letter HERE.
About Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM)
Space Training and Readiness Command (STARCOM) exists to prepare combat-ready USSF forces to fight and win in a contested, degraded, and operationally limited environment through the deliberate development, education and training of space professionals; development of space warfighting doctrine, tactics, techniques, and procedures; and the test and evaluation of USSF capabilities.
About Space Delta 13 – Education
Space Delta 13 (DEL 13) delivers institutional developmental education, develops U.S. Space Force officer accessions and executes advanced education programs in order to prepare USSF forces and designated joint and allied partners to prevail in a CDO, all-domain environment.
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About Space Florida
Space Florida is where leading aerospace companies get everything they need to see their new ideas take off. As that state’s aerospace finance and development authority, Space Florida brings a mix of unrivaled experience, unmatched financial tools, and unbeatable location to the table by providing critical business financing opportunities for the aerospace industry, managing infrastructure investment in the state’s spaceport system, and facilitating research and development, workforce, education, and investment programs.