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First Space Guardian for NATO Space Centre

Ramstein, Germany – The NATO Space Centre gained its first U.S. Space Force Guardian, when a key member of the team, Major Matthew Leines, officially transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force on 12 August 2021.


In addition to being part of the growing, multinational team at the NATO Space Centre, Major Leines is a key member of the growing Alliance space cadre. NATO is investing significant effort in the training and education of personnel working in the Space Domain, with courses coming online that will complement national training.

Space is increasingly important to the Alliance’s and Allies security and prosperity. The NATO Space Centre provide a critical focal point for all space matters, supporting commanders during land, sea and air operations….

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