VP Pence Swears in General Jay Raymond as Chief of Space Operations for U.S. Space Force

Gen. Jay Raymond was formally sworn in as the inaugural Chief of Space Operations Jan. 14 at a White House ceremony led by Vice President Mike Pence


PENCE: “General, we thank you for your long service to the country. We — it's my privilege now to administer to you the oath of office and to express to everyone here the confidence the President of the United States and I and our entire Administration have, and I know that all of your peers have. It is President Trump's belief that the United States must remain as dominant in space as we are on land and sea and the air. And your charge is to see to that mission with the United States Space Force, to defend this nation and to defend our ideals. And we know that you will answer that call with the integrity and with the conviction, and with the professionalism that has characterized your entire career. So with that, it's my great honor to administer the oath of office to the new Chief of Space Operations for the United States Space Force, General Jay Raymond.”

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