Space Force asks troops: What should we call our uniformed members?

Space Force asks troops: What should we call our uniformed members?
What the stylish Space Force service member will be wearing. (Only one of them with the four stars, of course.) DOD image

[Ed. – Soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, and …?  Newest service on the block seeks catchy name for warriors.]

“The US Space Force is looking for feedback from US military space professionals on what Space Force members should be called – similar to how the Air Force refers to its members as ‘Airmen’ or the Army refers to its members as ‘Soldiers,’” the Space Force wrote in a statement on its website.

Earlier this month, Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the Space Force, said they won’t be referred to as “spacemen.”

Air Force CAC cardholders can submit their ideas online at the IdeaScale website before Feb. 24. Officials from the Space Force said they will also reach out to the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps space communities to give them a chance to submit ideas as well. …

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There are several guidelines that must be taken into account: proposals need to be gender-neutral, distinctive and “should emphasize a future-oriented military force,” the statement added. Copyrights, trademarks and intellectual property rights can’t be violated or infringed upon. Submissions also need to be “in good taste.”

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