A new Department of the Air Force, The United States Space Corps, is about to become a very real branch of the military in 2019.
Members of the House Armed Services Committee have just introduced a bill that will have the United States Air Force establishing a Space Corps, similar to the Navy’s Marine Corps, by January of 2019. The Space Corps, as it’s being called right now, would serve “as a separate military service within the Department of the Air Force and under the civilian leadership of the Secretary of the Air Force.”
The reason behind the bill is that lawmakers in the United States believe that as more and more countries put satellites into orbit, and spacecraft into space, the United States may see new threats from these countries that may not even be imaginable right now.
The United States Space Corps would operate in a similar fashion as the United States Marine Corps. It would be a subordinate branch falling under the overall command of the United States Air Force, but would still have it’s own General Officer leadership to better advised the parent department on actions that need to be taken.
Let’s be real for a moment though. We all know that the real reason the United States Space Corps is being developed is because of the very real potential of a Xenomorph infestation, and the Arachnid threat coming from Klendathu.