Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno to serve as HQ staff director of Space Force

Her experience in space systems operations includes combat-mission-ready operator, instructor, evaluator and flight commander in strategic missile warning, space surveillance, space control, space launch and theater missile warning mission areas. 

Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno to serve as HQ staff director of Space Force
Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno to serve as HQ staff director of Space Force

Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno to serve as HQ staff director of Space Force

Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno has been appointed as the U.S. Space Force’s director of staff for the headquarters. It is a role through which she will lead daily staff operations of the service’s HQ. Maj. Gen. Armagno graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1988. Her experience in space systems operations includes combat-mission-ready operator, instructor, evaluator and flight commander in strategic missile warning, space surveillance, space control, space launch and theater missile warning mission areas. Prior to her current assignment, the general served as Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. She was directly under the USSTRATCOM Commander for the development and implementation of national security policy and guidance, military strategy and guidance, space and weapons employment policy and concepts and joint doctrine.

She also served as the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado; Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick AFB, Florida; Commander, 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, California; Commander and Deputy Commander, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado; Senior Military Assistant and Chief of Staff to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Squadron and Installation Commander, 6th Space Warning Squadron, Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts; and Director of Operations, 1st Space Launch Squadron, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida. In addition, she has held staff assignments at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Headquarters 14th Air Force and the 381st Training Group, and has served as an Air Force Legislative Fellow in the Office of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher.

According to a report by ExecutiveGov, Lt. Gen. Armagno said that they are going to be agile, they’re going to be nimble, and they’re going to bring the best of everything into the space force. After her promotion to three-star general, she has become USSF’s first female general officer.