About the SFA
In January of 1946, the Air Force Association was established to support the standup of the United States Air Force in September of 1947.
In that vein, the Space Force Association (SFA) has been established with a similar charter:
The Space Force Association will be the premier professional military and space education Association in the nation, dedicated to United States dominance in space, a strong national defense, and support for the men and women of the United States Space Force.
The SFA will synchronize military, industry, academic and civil efforts to ensure appropriate use of critical resources to support the United States Space Force’s Space Superiority mission.
The Space Force Association (SFA) provides research, analysis and expertise to inform US space operations policy, strategy, and operations decisions. The SFA is unique in its focus on US space operations and pursues three focus areas to contribute to continues US superiority in the space domain:
- Network of Experts
- Research and Analysis
The SFA brings together space professionals from the military, civil, commercial, academic communities. SFA members share interest and expertise in US space policy, space focused acquisition, engineering and research, and military space strategy, doctrine, and operations. SFA member diversity enables analysis which properly connects US space policy and strategy analysis to the realities of physics and engineering which make space operations unique.
Research and Analysis
The SFA leverages member network expertise to produce cutting edge research and analysis for customers across the US space enterprise. SFA studies provide insight for policy, strategy, and acquisition decision-makers grounded in the strictures of space operations while seeking creative, effective, and fiscally responsible solutions for challenges to US strategic advantages gained through superiority in the space domain.
The SFA supports the future of US space operations by supporting future leaders and current members of the space operations community. A scholarship program supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) offers tuition and research support for competitively selected undergraduate and graduate students in pursuing space operations related research.
Space Veteran Support
The SFA Space Veterans program supports military veterans from the space operations community in their search for meaningful employment in the US space enterprise during and after their transition from the military services.