Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson is Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command,
Washington, D.C. He is responsible to the commander of Air Force Space
Command in carrying out Air Force space missions and integrating space
policy, guidance, coordination and synchronization of space-related
activities, and issue resolution for Air Force Space Command and the
Department of the Air Force.
Air Force Space Command organizes, trains, equips and maintains
mission-ready space forces and provides missile warning, positioning,
navigation and timing, and communications for North American Aerospace
Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and the other functional and
geographic combatant commands. The command comprises approximately
30,000 space professionals worldwide.
General Thompson was commissioned in 1985 as a graduate of the U.S. Air
Force Academy. He is a career space officer with assignments in
operations, acquisition, research and development, and academia. He has
commanded operational space units at the squadron, group and wing
levels. The general is also an Olmsted Scholar, graduate of the Senior
Acquisition Course and Level III-Certified Program Manager. Prior to his
assignment as Vice Commander, General Thompson was the Special
Assistant to the Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force
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