Space Forcepersons called “Space Warfighters”

| August 14, 2020

The Space Force has now (at least temporarily) given title to their personnel. Instead of “Airmen” or Steve Carell’s self-obvious replacement “Spacemen”, the Space Force’s first doctrinal policy refers to Space Force members as “Space Warfighters” or “Space Professionals.”

The 64-page “Spacepower” document goes over the new branch of service’s core competencies and the several disciplines needed to ensure those competencies.

There’s definitely some missed opportunity here.

Source; Yahoo! News

Category: Air Force, Space Force

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    So then the US Space Force’s Officer Candidates can still be referred to as “Space Cadets” because THAT is still an androgynous term! 😀 😀

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    The Wing Commander games used “Spacehand” as the catchall term and E-1 rank. But I think the Warhammer 40K franchise has the better one: a junior enlisted (or indentured/enslaved, depends on the ship) man in the Imperial Navy is a “Voidsman.”

  3. Ret_25X says:

    we call them “spazzes” at work…I think it fits.

  4. 5th/77th FA says:

    Wonder if they asked Steve Miller for input?

  5. GeorgeV says:

    Well, they could go with “Spacers” as Isaac Asimov did in his robot novels.

    What I’d like to see is what they will call the intelligence branch of the Space Force. If the CIA has “spooks” I would guess the Space Force intel folks would be… Space Ghosts!

  6. USMC Steve says:

    The cavalry branch will be “space cowboys”.

  7. AZRobert says:

    Space, the last refuge…Excuse me, while i kiss the sky….

  8. 5th/77th FA says:

    I repeat. I will join the Space Force and proudly serve under Commander Jadzia Dax.

  9. 11B-Mailclerk says:


  10. Slow Joe says:

    It should be Spacemen, to continue with the tradition of Airmen, Seamen, Marinemen, and Soldiermen.

    Oh, and Coastmen. I almost forgot the Coast Guard…

  11. 26Limabeans says:

    Star Troopers

  12. 26Limabeans says:

    Space Rangers

  13. ninja says:

    “Space Warfighters” or “Space Professionals.”

    Our Future.

    More Power To Those Brave Men and Women.


    • Slow Joe says:

      Yes, but it cannot be a two word name.

      Come on. Even you should know that.

      It has to be one word, two syllables at most.

      • ninja says:

        Slow Joe:

        If you had paid attention to detail (as taught in the US Army) and READ Mason’s post AND the Yahoo News story, you would have realized what I wrote was in QUOTES based on their material.

        I cut and paste those words from Mason’s post/article.

        Mason cut and pasted those words from the Yahoo news article.

        All I did was reinterate what was already written because I agree with those termonology.

        Pay Attention To Detail, Soldier. Cause If You Don’t, You Will Get Us Killed.

        (Thus ends the Counseling Statement).


        • 5th/77th FA says:

          ninja… 😀 😉 Just as Sheriff Andy Taylor told Arnold’s Dad on the episode about the bike, “…there’s a real nice old fashioned wood shed out back…” 😉


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  14. 26Limabeans says:

    OK, here is the winner:

  15. Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

    “Space Warfighters”?
    Not until they’ve fought an actual war.

  16. Slow Joe says:


  17. Berliner says:

    I’ll just leave this here…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Will they have mobile infantry and coed showers? (Asking for a friend… )