Lieutenant General David D. Thompson, USAF

United States Space Force
Vice Chief of Space Operations
JADC2 & All Domain Warfare Symposium
Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson is Vice Commander, Headquarters United States Space Force. He is responsible to the Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force in carrying out space missions and integrating space policy, guidance, coordination and synchronization of space-related activities and issue resolution for the Department of the Air Force. U.S. Space Force organizes, trains, equips and maintains mission-ready space forces and provides missile warning, positioning, navigation and timing and communications for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Space Command and the other functional and geographic combatant commands. Lt. Gen. Thompson was commissioned in 1985 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is a career space officer with assignments in operations, research and development, acquisition and academia. He has commanded operational space units at the squadron, group and wing levels. The general is also an Olmsted Scholar, graduate of the Senior Acquisition Course and a Level III-Certified Program Manager. Prior to his assignment as Vice Commander, U.S. Space Force, Lt. Gen. Thompson was the Vice Commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command.