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Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, USAF

Commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Space, United States Strategic Command

General James is commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, United States Strategic Command. Prior to his current assignment, James was a vice commander, 5th Air Force, and deputy commander, 13th Air Force. His career also includes serving as a space shuttle payload specialist; Air Staff program element monitor; Global Positioning System satellite program manager; and chief of operations, 14th Air Force.  James earned a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Science degree in astronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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