The United States Space Force launched its first recruiting commercial on Twitter Wednesday, suggesting to potential recruits that, “maybe your purpose on this planet, isn’t on this planet.
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) May 6, 2020
The United States Space Force, America’s newest military branch, posted a video on their Twitter account on Wednesday that offers the American public its first glimpse into what Space Force leaders envision for the branch as it grows, while simultaneously making one heck of a sales pitch for young Americans thinking about pursuing military service.
The Space Force commercial was posted along with a link to a landing page on the Space Force website that explains a bit more about the branch’s mission and areas of responsibility.
“The U.S. Space Force is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. USSF responsibilities will include developing military space professionals, acquiring military space systems, maturing the military doctrine for space power, and organizing space forces to present to our Combatant Commands.”
Below the paragraph, there’s a link you can follow to learn more about what it takes to serve in the country’s newest military branch. You can either explore Space Force careers, or you can click on the link for a free career assessment that can match your interests and experiences with potential roles within the Space Force.
It’s important to note, however, that much like the majority of the Space Force, this website is still mostly Air Force just beneath a fancy new space veneer. Prior to the establishment of the Space Force, U.S. Air Force Space Command was tasked with America’s orbital defense, and the vast majority of Space Force personnel currently remain Airmen working under the Air Force banner. At the beginning of this month, Airmen that want to transfer to the Space Force have been made eligible to apply, and those with Space Force-specific military occupational specialties that don’t wish to transfer will be given the choice to train in a new occupation or separate from the military.
The Space Force will continue to rely on Air Force infrastructure for things like recruiting, basic training, and a lot of administrative duties until the new branch is able to establish its own independent pipeline. That means folks that aren’t currently in the Air Force that want to serve in the Space Force will need to engage with Air Force recruiters and attend Air Force basic training for now.