The President has nominated to the Senate Gen John W. “Jay” Raymond as the Commander, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM). If confirmed, Raymond will lead the soon-to-be established USSPACECOM, which will focus on conducting all joint space warfighting operations, and ensuring the combat readiness of global forces.. If confirmed, Gen. John Raymond will have a dual-hat role: as commander of U.S. Space Command and his current position as head of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.. 6 military bases identified for US Space Command The memo, which has been approved by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, also said that "the projected manpower" for the US Space Command is 1,450 personnel - 390 military officers, 183 enlisted personnel, 827 civilians and 50 contractors.. If confirmed by the Senate to run U.S. Space Command, Raymond would be dual-hatted and retain the title of Air Force Space Commander.. As to who might be on the short list to run U.S. Space Command, several sources said the obvious candidates would be Air Force Space Commander Gen. John Raymond and Vice Commander Lt. Gen. D.T . PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The President has nominated to the Senate Gen John W. "Jay" Raymond as the Commander, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM)..