What’s In a Name?

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Spacemen? Starship Troopers?  Astro Troopers?  What shall we call our newest soldiers for space?  I like Space Cadets or Space Aces.

There seems to be a bit of a quandary on the name of the soldiers that will be serving in the new Space Force.

The Air Force calls its personnel airmen, but the Space Force isn’t planning on calling its troops “spacemen”—and “space cadets” has also been ruled out. The new branch of the US military said in a press release this week that it would like members of the military, space professionals in particular, to submit “ideas related to Space Force ranks, names for operational units and what Space Force members should be called collectively,” the Week reports. Space Force commanders say they want names that will “appropriately convey the nature of the newest Armed Forces branch and the domain in which it operates.” Air Force personnel have been invited to submit ideas here.

“As we continue to forge the Space Force into a lean, agile and forward-looking 21st Century warfighting branch, we want to provide space professionals the opportunity to influence what the members of our new service will be called,” Lt. Gen. DT Thompson, US Space Force vice commander, said in the release. “Proposals must be gender-neutral, distinctive and should emphasize a future-oriented military force,” the Space Force release said. Submissions also “cannot violate copyrights, infringe on trademarks or other intellectual property rights, or be proprietary,” which rules out “Starship Troopers,” Task & Force notes.

My choice is Colonial Marines.  Spaceships will be called “ships”…Marines are stationed on naval vessels…….what better name.

Since we will be colonizing space we need a force aptly named….Colonial Marines.

Not the loss any cash or prestige the National Guard wants in on the new Space Force……

National Guard leaders are openly questioning the Defense Department’s decision to stand up a U.S. Space Force without defining the role the National Guard will play in supporting the new service.

National Guard Bureau officials and adjutants general from five states met with reporters at the Pentagon Feb. 12 to lay out their case that a Space National Guard should be established as soon as possible as a reserve component to the U.S. Space Force.

The debate over how the Guard would support the U.S. Space Force has been simmering in the background since a year ago, when the Pentagon submitted to Congress a proposal to establish a Space Force but did not specify the role of the National Guard.

National Guard leaders press case for a Space National Guard

More money for the taxpayers to cover….the National Guard primary function is to assist the states with control and command during disasters……so unless we plan on annexing space they are NOT needed as part of this fiasco.

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10 thoughts on “What’s In a Name?

  1. I’ve got a job for the National Guard Units: go arrest all the governors of sanctuary states and their legislature members and same with 900 sanctuary city leadership for defying the federal government, undermining the supremacy clause of the Constitution, applying the doctrine of nullification, being in insurrection and providing breeding grounds for criminal aliens endangering law abiding citizens. Names for Space Force soldiers? How about “The Shooting Stars” or the “Military Meteorites” ?

  2. In the film ‘Starship Troopers’, there is an extreme right-wing government sending troops into space to kill giant bugs on another planet. They are called ‘The Mobile Infantry’. That will do for me. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. It’s not exactly a new idea. The Space Force, Air Force Space Command, a major command of the U.S. Air Force, was formed on 1 September 1982 with responsibility for space warfare operations.

      1. I think because they are supposed to help protect the U.S. home front. You might say they’re giving the Guard air support! 🙂

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