With Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett looking on, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond administers the U.S. Space Force oath of enlistment to Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, Pentagon, Arlington, Va. April 3, 2020. Towberman will serve as the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of Space Operations and Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization and progress of the Space Force enlisted force and their families. (Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya)
ARLINGTON, Va. — Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman became the first Senior Enlisted Advisor of the U.S. Space Force today as Gen. Jay Raymond, USSF Chief of Space Operations, administered the Oath of Enlistment during a small ceremony in the office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Barbara Barrett, at the Pentagon.
Initial plans to formalize Towberman as the USSF’s first enlisted member were delayed because of the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic. However, the SecAF and CSO decided to move ahead with enlisting Towberman this week.
“On this monumental day, Chief Master Sergeant Towberman joins the Space Force as employee number two. But he is also ...