Editor's Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared onMilitary.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

The Pentagon on Thursday officially established United States Space Command, a precursor to the Space Force military service President Donald Trump has called for.

As the nation's 11th geographic combatant command, Space Command was created to defend U.S. space-enabled capabilities in this new warfighting domain, said Air Force Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, who assumed command of U.S. Space Command on Thursday.

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U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jim Greenhill

Lori Robinson wanted to be a teacher but didn't want to spend a fifth year hitting the books at the University of New Hampshire.

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