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News | Aug. 17, 2023


Joint Task Force-Space Defense Public Affairs

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col Toshihide Ajiki, incoming U.S. Space Command Japanese Liaison Officer (LNO) listens to a briefing at the Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 26, 2023. LNOs provide host nation expertise and insights to U.S. Space Command, and its components, and strengthen bilateral and multilateral partnerships. The JCO is an extension of the National Space Defense Center operations floor, and it leverages commercial providers to provide diverse, timely Space Domain Awareness in direct support of the NSDC’s core protect and defend mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by Tiana Williams)