Air Force and Space Force Military leaders are being called in Congress to testify publicly regarding keeping the U.S. Air and Space Command headquarters in Colorado rather than transferring it to his home state of Alabama.
Additional analysis was required to decide whether Air and Space Command should move to Alabama or stay in Colorado, and the decision needed the comment of Military Leaders
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers announced last Tuesday that he invited the military leaders, the Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, Space Command Chief Gen. James Dickinson, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman to appear in Congress to testify about the Space Command basing decision.
The invitation of military leaders is the latest step in an investigation Rogers first opened last May as the decision on where the Space Command headquarters basement languished for more than two years after the Air Force first said Huntsville, Alabama, was the favored location.
The Pentagon announced late last July without the Military leaders that President Biden decided to base Space Command in Colorado, keeping the command where it has been temporarily based since 2019.
Military Leaders should decide on avoiding disruptions to Space Command
In choosing Colorado over Alabama, the administration and Military Leaders made powerful enemies among Alabama political leaders.
It’s uncertain if a subpoena is a possibility for Military Leaders or if Rogers sees the Air Force Military as being cooperative now.
Colorado Democrats had pointed to abortion access as part of their influences for keeping Space Command in their area, but the Air Force Military leaders have denied state laws on reproductive health care.