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ORS Now Aligned Under SMC

The Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland AFB conducted an assumption of leadership ceremony March 7, with Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif., presiding by video teleconference to install Col. John Anttonen as the ORS director.

The Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland AFB conducted an assumption of leadership ceremony March 7, with Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif., presiding by video teleconference to install Col. John Anttonen as the ORS director.

LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center commander, welcomed Col. John Anttonen, the new director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, at the Assumption of Command via video teleconference, March 8. Located at Kirtland AFB, N.M., the ORS Office is now aligned under the purview of SMC and Air Force Space Command.

"We are excited to integrate the ORS Office into our team as we continue to deliver capability to our warfighters at the speed of need," said the general.

"This realignment will benefit all of our mission areas by bringing ORS principles and capabilities to bear across the portfolio while providing the ORS Office with closer access to the incredible depth and expertise of the directorates," she said.