The United States Space Force is the newest branch of the Armed Forces, which means they’re building a program from the ground up. So when Quy Nguyen, who retired from the United States Air Force in 2020, received a call asking him to join the Space Force mission, he jumped at the chance.

“I was excited about that because of the opportunity to give back to the community that supported me along the way,” explained Nguyen, who now serves as the director of Financial Management Work Force Development at Space System Command. “From a national perspective, space is exciting, right?”

The Space Force is the smallest branch of the Armed Forces, but arguably has the most area to cover as it works to protect our satellites and ground communication, and to monitor space for any and all threats.

For those who want to join Space Force’s mission and help build the program, Nguyen had some advice. “For anyone out there who’s interested in a U.S. Space Force job, or at Space Systems Command, have your resume ready. Post them on ClearanceJobs.”

“We’re looking for those who are proactive, we’re looking for those who are willing to roll their sleeves up and get in there and learn,” he continued. “It does take time to build that expertise.”

The Space Force also has leadership roles to fill. “You don’t have to necessarily have to have space experience,” Nguyen noted. “We’re looking for leaders who have demonstrated successful leadership on their resume.”

Joining the Space Force’s mission means making a difference in national defense every day. The mission impacts not only today, but can have an impact for generations. “You get to be part of a small group of Space Force Guardians that’s making a difference to ensure that our way of life continues into the future, whether it’s on Earth or Mars,” said Nguyen.


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