- July 28, 2022
Colorado Delegation Wants To Keep USSPACECOM In Colorado
Letter From Congress To USAF Secretary Over Moving U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) From Colorado To Alabama
“We write to request that you conduct an urgent and thorough review of the Trump Administration’s decision to move U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Huntsville, Alabama. This move undermines our ability to respond to the threats in space and is disruptive to the current mission. Additionally, significant evidence exists that the former president’s political considerations influenced the final decision to relocate USSPACECOM to Redstone Arsenal. As such, we urge you to formally suspend any actions to relocate the USSPACECOM headquarters until the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) have completed their respective investigations into the basing decision and you complete your review.”
Keith’s note: When the Trump Administration summarily announced the move of USSPACECOM from Colorado to Alabama the political motives were blatantly obvious. Trump was trying to appease Sen. Shelby and pump up the 2020 vote in Alabama. There is no mystery here. USSPACECOM is perfectly placed in Colorado for some rather fundamental reasons – reasons that do not require a military background to understand. Moving it to Alabama is pointless and counterproductive – especially if it is done as the result of a prior Administration’s flawed decision making process. Oh yes, there’s at least one diehard Trump supporter on this letter. Since this effort to move USSPACECOM to Alabama has not gone very far there should be little to reverse.