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Space Delta 5 holds first change of command ceremony

U.S. Space Force Col. Monique DeLauter, left, previous Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, speaks during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. DeLauter thanked leadership, family, friends and her team for their efforts and support during the time she spent as the DEL 5 commander and CSpOC director.  The CSpOC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to coordinate, plan, integrate, synchronize, and execute space operations. These actions provide tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders and accomplish national security objectives.  (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Col. Monique DeLauter, left, previous Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, speaks during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. DeLauter thanked leadership, family, friends and her team for their efforts and support during the time she spent as the DEL 5 commander and CSpOC director. The CSpOC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to coordinate, plan, integrate, synchronize, and execute space operations. These actions provide tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders and accomplish national security objectives. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, speaks at the podium while acting as the presiding officer for the Space Delta 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. This was the first-ever change of command for DEL 5 since it was activated on July 24, 2020. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, speaks at the podium while acting as the presiding officer for the Space Delta 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. This was the first-ever change of command for DEL 5 since it was activated on July 24, 2020. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, left, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, holds the Space Delta 5 guidon with U.S. Space Force Col. Monique DeLauter, previous Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. The ceremonial exchanging of the guidon signifies DeLauter’s relinquishing her command of DEL 5 over to Burt and transferring the responsibility to U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, the new Space DEL 5 commander and CSpOC director. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, left, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, holds the Space Delta 5 guidon with U.S. Space Force Col. Monique DeLauter, previous Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. The ceremonial exchanging of the guidon signifies DeLauter’s relinquishing her command of DEL 5 over to Burt and transferring the responsibility to U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, the new Space DEL 5 commander and CSpOC director. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

Col. Phillip Verroco, right, the newly appointed Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, renders his first salute in his new role to U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. Previously, Verroco served as DEL 5’s deputy director. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, right, the newly appointed Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, renders his first salute in his new role to U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. Previously, Verroco served as DEL 5’s deputy director. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, current Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, speaks during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. DEL 5 is the U.S. Space Force command and control organization within Space Operations Command that is presented to U.S. Space Command and the Combined Force Space Component Command to accomplish the CSpOC mission of actions providing tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders to accomplish national security objectives. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco, current Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) commander and Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director, speaks during the DEL 5 change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022. DEL 5 is the U.S. Space Force command and control organization within Space Operations Command that is presented to U.S. Space Command and the Combined Force Space Component Command to accomplish the CSpOC mission of actions providing tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders to accomplish national security objectives. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luke Kitterman)

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Space Delta 5 (DEL 5) hosted a change of command ceremony where U.S. Space Force Col. Monique DeLauter relinquished command and U.S. Space Force Col. Phillip Verroco assumed command of the unit at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., May 24, 2022.  U.S. Space Force Maj. Gen. DeAnna Burt, Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) commander and Space Operations Command (SpOC) vice commander, was the presiding officer. Just like DeLauter, Verroco will be in a ‘dual-hat’ position, also acting as the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC) director. DEL 5 is the U.S. Space Force command and control organization within SpOC that is presented to U.S. Space Command and the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) to accomplish the CSpOC mission, which is providing tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders and accomplish national security objectives.