Senate Armed Services Committee to consider Dickinson’s nomination to lead U.S. Space Command

July 22, 2020

Space News

The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a July 28 hearing to consider the promotion of Army Lt. Gen. James Dickinson to general and his nomination to be the next commander of U.S. Space Command.

Dickinson is currently deputy commander of U.S. Space Command and was nominated by President Trump in late June to be the commander of the newly established combatant command focused on space operations.

The SASC at the same hearing also will consider the nomination of Air Force Lt. Gen. Glen VanHerck for promotion to general and commander of U.S. Northern Command.

Dickinson became deputy commander of U.S. Space Command in December 2019. He previously was the commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

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