General Raymond Visits Air University

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command commander, visited the Air University campus at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Aug. 28, 2017.


Raymond spent three days connecting with students and faculty in and around the Air University campus. 


During his visit, Raymond met with more than 1,400 Professional Military Education students, faculty and staff.  He visited the Squadron Officer College, Air Command and Staff College, Air War College, the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, the Cyber College, as well as met with students handpicked to study and analyze some of the Air Force’s most difficult problems related to the Air, Space and Cyberspace domains. 


During his visits across the campus, Raymond talked about how space and cyberspace have become an integral part of multi-domain operations during conflict and that space is now a warfighting domain, just like air, land and sea. 


“Space has improved U.S. forces’ lethality on the battlefield and our potential adversaries have taken notice,” he said.  “AFSPC and the Air Force are working aggressively to deter aggression in space by staying ready for, and outpacing, the threat.”


Also during his visit, he spoke on cyberspace issues at the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference in Montgomery, Ala.


“Nothing happens without cyber,” Raymond said during his speech.  “That connectivity is what gives us our strength.  You are the DNA of multi-domain operations.  Nothing happens unless you can get connected in this information age.”