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Arlington, Va. (Sept. 29, 2022) – Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today issued the following statement following the Senate confirmation of Lt. Gen. Chance Saltzman to lead the Space Force as its second Chief of Space Operations: 

“The swift Senate confirmation of Lt. Gen. Saltzman reflects the significance of this position to our national security now and in the future. His experience as a military leader will serve him and the country well as the Space Force fulfills its essential mission. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Space Force on key workforce and supply chain initiatives, which are foundational to the overall success of the Space Force mission. 

“We would also like to salute Gen. Raymond for his years of dedicated service and for being an important leader in the historic establishment of the United States Space Force.”


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