Lt Col Matthew Bejcek

Lt. Col. Matthew Bejcek, USSF

Commander, 98th Space Range Squadron at Delta 11
U.S. Space Force

Lt Col Matthew Bejcek is the Commander, 98th Space Range Squadron at Delta 11, Schriever SFB, CO. He commands a selectively manned unit of 64 military, civilian and contractor personnel responsible for operating the orbital test and training range of the National Space Test and Training Complex – Orbital (NSTTC-O). He activated the squadron on 11 July 2022 and as the first commander has been responsible for the successful onboarding of the squadron’s first personnel and conduct of early operations. His mission is to provide an operationally representative environment and ensure safe and secure range control for high end, on-orbit test to build capable weapon systems and realistic on-orbit advanced training to prepare space warfighters for operations in a contested domain.

After entering the Air Force in 2004, as a graduate of AFROTC from North Carolina State University, Lt Col Bejcek was assigned to 319th Missile Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyoming. While there he also served in the 90th Operations Support Squadron as an instructor and Senior Crew. He finished his missile duty as a fligh commander for the 321st Missile Squadron. Following the 90th Missile Wing, Lt Col Bejcek transitioned to the 3rd Space Experimentation Squadron (3SES), Schriever AFB, Colorado. While there he attended the Air Force Weapon’s Instructor Course at Nellis AFB, Nevada and returned to become the Chief of Weapons and Tactics at the 3SES. Lt Col Bejcek subsequently transitioned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany serving as a Strategy Guidance Analyst in the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center and as part of the Director of Staff office at Headquarters United States Air Force Europe. Upon returning from Germany, he was a student at the Blue Horizons Fellowship program and School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. After school, Lt Col Bejcek served as a Space Strategist on the Air Staff at the Pentagon until transferring to the Space Force in October 2020. Upon transfer to the Space Force, he served as Division Chief, Integrated Concepts Division developing and validating future operating concepts for the Chief of Strategy and Resourcing office.

Lt Col Bejcek has deployed as the Deputy Director of Space Forces, 609th Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. During this time, he was responsible for 140 Joint space personnel across the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility to include support to operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. He and his wife, Nicole, have two children: Alexa and Jackson.

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