P-S GAR welcomes inaugural command team
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Col. James Smith, former 50th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Boston Alexander, former 50th Space Wing command chief, became the first command team for the newly activated Peterson-Schriever Garrison June 24, 2020. The U.S. Space Force activated two garrisons during a pre-recorded virtual ceremony, including the Peterson-Schriever Garrison installation support command, and the 21st, 50th, Space Wings were deactivated. The Peterson-Schriever Garrison will be headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base and will also be responsible for Thule Air Base, Greenland; Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado; Kaena Point AFS, Hawaii and New Boston AFS, New Hampshire. P-S GAR will support 16 additional mission locations around the world. To ensure the Space Force remains lean and agile, the Garrisons will capitalize on and use existing Air Force resources for installation support. This will prevent bureaucratic growth and duplication efforts, as the USSF will capitalize on existing USAF personnel and resources at each location – to include Security Forces, Force Support, Medical Group support, chaplains, and other personnel support functions.