Lt. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, USSF
Commander, Space Operations Command
U.S. Space Force
Lt. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting is Commander, Space Operations Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Space Operations Command is a Field Command of the U.S. Space Force, comprising thousands of Space Professionals and Airmen worldwide. As Commander, Lt. Gen Whiting leads the preparation, generation, and sustainment of combat-ready intelligence, cyber, space and combat support forces and serves as the U.S. Space Force Service Component to U.S. Space Command.
Lt. Gen. Whiting is a 1989 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He is a space operations officer and has commanded the 13th Space Warning Squadron; the 614th Air and Space Operations Center and Joint Space Operations Center; the 21st Space Wing; and the Combined Force Space Component Command and 14th Air Force.
Lt. Gen. Whiting’s staff assignments include positions at Headquarters U.S. Air Force; U.S. Space Command; U.S. Strategic Command; the Chief of Naval Operations’ Strategic Studies Group; the Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense; Headquarters Air Force Space Command; and Headquarters U.S. Space Force.