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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Gen. Timothy Ray, outgoing Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and Gen. Anthony Cotton, incoming AFGSC commander, stand at the position of attention during the AFGSC change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2021. The ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., makes remarks during the Air Force Global Strike Command change of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Aug. 27, 2021. The ceremony is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman
U.S. Navy Adm. Charles "Chas" A. Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), provides remarks during the 24th annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Aug. 12. “We have to maintain strategic deterrence in all domains, utilizing all of the elements of our national power. We need to define the larger whole of integrated deterrence and how each of our parts fit into it,” Richard said. As a global warfighting combatant command, USSTRATCOM delivers a dominant strategic force and innovative team to maintain our Nation’s enduring strength, prevent and prevail in great power conflict, and grow the intellectual capital to forge 21st century strategic deterrence. (U.S. Navy photo by CAPT Ron Flanders)
An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:53 Pacific Time Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of Strategic Competition. (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)
An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:51 Pacific Time Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of Strategic Competition. (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)
An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:51 Pacific Time Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of Strategic Competition. (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)
Concludes Participation in Talisman Sabre 21
US Army paratroopers from Alaska jump “Down Under”
Exercise Talisman Sabre 21
Rappahannock, Alan Shepard drill with Australian Navy during Talisman Sabre
U.S. Navy Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks with 1st Lt. Melvin Fanoway assigned to Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, about the capabilities of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or (THAAD), during a visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 16, 2021. Richard is visiting to witness the defense capabilities and procedures within the Department of Defense on Guam.
US Army Launches Patriot Missiles During Talisman Saber 21
During Adm. Richard's recent INDOPACOM trip, he met with Republic of Korea Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Minister of Defense and other ROK Commanders. Through the ironclad alliance with the ROK, the parties discussed ways to enhance the already strong deterrence posture and support ROK allies on the Korean Peninsula.
Adm. Richard meets with the ROK Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Minister of Defense, and other ROK Commanders. Through the ironclad alliance with the ROK, the parties discussed ways to enhance the already strong deterrence posture and support ROK allies on the Korean Peninsula.
While in Japan, Richard meets with the Japanese Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Japanese Joint Staff, Defense Minister, Foreign Minister and Secretary General. During these visits, he discussed with Japanese senior leaders regional situational awareness of threats and areas where the two nations can strengthen strategic deterrence.
This is Adm. Richard’s first visit to the region since becoming the USSTRATCOM commander. As USSTRATCOM continues to maintain the readiness and capabilities of the nuclear umbrella that provides extended deterrence, trips like this reaffirm America’s commitment to protect allies and uphold regional security.
Adm. Richard meets with ROK Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Minister of Defense, and other ROK Commanders. Through the ironclad alliance with the ROK, the parties discussed ways to enhance the already strong deterrence posture and support ROK allies on the Korean Peninsula.
Adm. Richard visits with Adm. John Aquilino, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander. The leaders discussed key security issues and areas of integration required to address cross-domain regional challenges and global threats.
Admiral Chas Richard, Commander, United States Strategic Command, shakes hands with Chief Warrant Officer Barron Brooks following a tour of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786). Richard visited commands on Guam to see how they fit into the USSTRATCOM mission of deterring strategic attack and employing forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies.
Admiral Chas Richard, Commander, United States Strategic Command, receives a brief in the control room of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786). Richard visited commands on Guam to see how they fit into the USSTRATCOM mission of deterring strategic attack and employing forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies.