Founded in 2019 during the Trump Administration, the Space Force operates under the U.S. Air Force. Despite the name, Space Force guardians don’t actually go to space.
Instead, they operate technology orbiting Earth from the ground level, something Nollett wants to make a career out of. Law says there’s been a recent increase of applications. While the pay, eligibility and commitments are similar to other military branches, the qualifications to enlist and career opportunities are much different.
“We’ve seen a lot of interest, a lot of inquires,” said U.S. Space Force Major Adrian Law. “We are looking for STEM-related, highly-qualified individuals to undertake very critical, and in many cases, highly technical specialties,” he said.
Although it’s the smallest military branch in the country, with about 5,000 guardians, there is a big buzz about more Americans joining the Space Force. “We are pretty much the people who are talking to our satellites, making sure they’re running the way the need to and looking up at the stars and seeing what’s up there and what it does,” he said.
Nollet graduates from tech school in a few weeks and will work as a space systems operator, which he says will take his career to a higher level. The Space Force has a goal of bringing in 376 new guardians this year and even more next year.
“It’s truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of the nation’s newest branch and in my opinion, the nation’s coolest branch,” he said. Source
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