SpaceCom chief has 'transformation' background. (Washington Pulse).The newly appointed head of the Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Lance Lord, can be expected to bring to the job a 'transformational' way of doing business. In the mid-1970s, Lord served as an intern at the secretive Office of Net Assessments, led by Andy Marshall, who is the forefather of today's transformation efforts advocated by the Bush administration. The defense secretary at the time was none other than current Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld. And one of Lord's colleagues at ONA (Open Network Architecture) An FCC plan that allows users and competing enhanced service providers (ESPs) equal access to unbundled, basic telephone services. The Open Network Provision (ONP) is the European counterpart. was James Roche, the current secretary of the Air Force.
At the time, both Roche and Lord were focused on how the Air Force should be restructured after the end of the Vietnam War Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. .
"It seems fitting [that] that little group from Andy's office is back together," Roche told a recent conference of the Air Force Association.
Before his recent promotion, Lord was assistant vice chief of staff at headquarters U.S. Air Force. Gen. Ed Eberhart, commander AFSPC Noun 1. AFSPC - a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations
Air Force Space Command and commander in chief North American Aerospace Defense Command A bi-national command of the US and Canada that provides aerospace surveillance, warning and assessment of aerospace attack, and maintains the sovereignty of US and Canadian airspace. Also called NORAD. and U.S. Space Command, will turn over the AFSPC responsibilities to Lord sometime in April and remain head of NORAD NORAD
North American Aerospace (formerly Air) Defense Command and U.S. Space Command. The organizational change is the result of a recommendation made last year by the Department of Defense Space Commission.