Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

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Authors' Class Standing

Justin Della Freshmen, Michael Pope Junior, Michael Weinhoffer, Jaya Prakash Sophmore, Kirsti Wattles Freshman, James Sacca Senior, Cristina Viana Sophmore, Angelica Gould Senior, Christian Junio Sophmore

Lead Presenter's Name

Justin Della

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Scathmary

Abstract

On June 18, 2018, at a meeting of the newly revived National Space Council, President Trump announced that he had directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon “to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.” This paper will discuss a three-pronged analysis of the proposal for the United States Space Force. The three topics discussed are legal, political, and military issues that the creation of Space Oriented branch will encounter. The paper has been broken up into four teams consisting of two partners, which comes to a total of nine with one lead overseeing all the teams. The four teams are the legal team which will discuss the legislative components, the military team which will discuss the logistical transfer from the Air Force to the Space Force, the political team which will discuss the effect that the new branch will have on world politics, and the recommendation team which will make the final edits to ensure the entire format, citation, and sources are correct. The paper will be published through the university and hopefully be used in consideration for the creation of the Space Force.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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A Three-Pronged Analysis of the Proposal for a United States Space Force

On June 18, 2018, at a meeting of the newly revived National Space Council, President Trump announced that he had directed the Department of Defense and the Pentagon “to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a space force as the sixth branch of the armed forces.” This paper will discuss a three-pronged analysis of the proposal for the United States Space Force. The three topics discussed are legal, political, and military issues that the creation of Space Oriented branch will encounter. The paper has been broken up into four teams consisting of two partners, which comes to a total of nine with one lead overseeing all the teams. The four teams are the legal team which will discuss the legislative components, the military team which will discuss the logistical transfer from the Air Force to the Space Force, the political team which will discuss the effect that the new branch will have on world politics, and the recommendation team which will make the final edits to ensure the entire format, citation, and sources are correct. The paper will be published through the university and hopefully be used in consideration for the creation of the Space Force.