The Unveiling Of United States Space Force Flag

For the first time in 72 years, the official flag of a new U.S. military service has been unveiled on Friday (May 15, 2020). The United States Space Force — the newly created branch of the U.S. Armed Forces — has an official flag.

Chief of Space Operations at U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, presenting the Space Force flag in the Oval Office.

“Space Force” or “Star Trek”?

Some pointed out the new logo’s similarities to “Star Trek” insignia that the T.V. and film franchise has used for decades but, as the military explained, the delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the U.S. Army Air Forces. Long before the year of 1966 — the first season of “Star Trek.” 

Donald Trump speaks
at the presentation of Space Force Flag.

Published on May 15, 2020

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper commended President Trump for his efforts to extend the Defense Department by adding a new branch committed exclusively to space.

With the establishment of Space Force and establishment of Space Command, the United States is now doing what it needs to do to protect our assets in space and ensure that space remains the heavens by which we not only protect America, but we sustain our economy, we sustain our commercial capabilities, we sustain Americans’ way of life.

Mark Esper

Secretary of Defense

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