U.S. Marine Corps Mastery Gunnery Sgt. Scott H. Stalker is set to assume responsibility of U.S. Space Command from U.S. Space Force Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman during an August 28 ceremony.
The Department of Defense’s 11th combatant command is getting a new command senior enlisted leader eight days after U.S. Army Gen. James H. Dickinson assumed command from USSF Gen. John W. Raymond. Stalker, a native of Lebanon, New Hampshire, previously served as the CSEL for U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency.
Towberman assumed responsibility as USSPACECOM’s CSEL upon its official establishment August 29, 2019, during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden with President Donald Trump, Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense, and Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, former USSPACECOM commander and current U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations.
Upon the creation of the USSF in April 2020, Raymond and Towberman were dual-hatted, serving as the command team for the Department of Defense’s newest service and combatant command. Both continue to serve in their USSF roles upon departing USSPACECOM.