Col. Christopher Kennedy

Col. Christopher Kennedy

Commander of Space DELTA 6
U.S. Air Force

Colonel Christopher Kennedy is commander of Space DELTA 6, headquartered at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. As commander, he is responsible for six squadrons and eight detachments/operating locations, across 13 geographically-separated locations, comprised of more than 1,000 active duty military, Department of Defense civilian and contractor personnel enabling command and control operations for 11 Combatant Commands.

DEL 6 provides combat ready forces to operate and maintain the $11.2 billion Satellite Control Network and conduct defensive cyber operations for unique space mission networks. Provide global space access to enable spacecraft command and control, space launch, and orbital operations. Conduct passive and active DCO to enable the national space enterprise. Provide cross-cutting capabilities to Space Deltas. Operations are agile, intelligence-led, cyber-resilient, and driven by innovation, while postured to
succeed in a Contested, Degraded, and Operationally Limited environment.

Col. Kennedy earned his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Tulane University and entered the Air Force in May of 2001. He completed Basic Communications Officer Training in February of 2002. Col. Kennedy’s most significant assignments enabled him to understand operations in multiple domains. He gained cyberspace experience while assigned to the National Security Agency from the Air Force Information Warfare Center. He was selected for a career broadening tour as an Air Operations Officer assigned to the Presidential Airlift Squadron. Colonel Kennedy deployed throughout the Middle East with United States Central Command and U.S. Forces-Iraq. He emplaced the initial cyberspace defense personnel on the Space Based Infrared System, then gained invaluable Space Operations experience as the Deputy Commander of the 460th Operations Group.

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