After a Thursday announcement revealing the plans and countdown to the Space Force, the Trump Administration is on its way to aking the sixth military branch a reality.
In an email sent Thursday from Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, the “Trump Make America Great Again Committee” called on President Trump’s supporters to vote on a logo for the new Space Force.
Here are the six logos:
“President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE — a groundbreaking endeavor for the future of America and the final frontier,” the email began. “As a way to celebrate President Trump’s huge announcement, our campaign will be selling a new line of gear.”
“But first we have to make a final decision on the design we will use to commemorate President Trump’s new Space Force — and he wants YOU to have a say,” the email said.
The “Trump Make America Great Again Committee” is a joint committee between Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., and the Republican National Committee.
The email was sent just hours after Vice President Mike Pence wrapped up a speech at the Pentagon during which he announced plans for the Space Force, and explained President Trump’s vision for the new military branch.
“Space is essential to our nation’s security, prosperity, and our very way of life,” Pence said. He made it clear that the administration’s ultimate objective is to create a branch “separate from and equal to” the five other military branches.
He said the administration is working toward having a functioning Department of the Space Force by 2020.
“What was once peaceful and uncontested is now crowded and adversarial,” Pence said of today’s space environment. “Our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already,” he added.
Pence introduced the Pentagon’s plan, which provided an outline of the administration’s plans to create the Space Force branch.
The plan included four steps, each establishing a crucial component to the force, including: a unified combatant command to ensure military integration, a joint warfighter force comprised of military personnel with space expertise, a development agency to procure and forge the critical warfighting tools, and a leader to ensure accountability and responsibility while overseeing the department.
“Peace only comes through strength,” Pence said. “The United States Space Force will be that strength in the years ahead.”
Shortly after Pence’s speech concluded, President Trump tweeted in support: “Space Force all the way!”
Space Force all the way!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018