Step Aside Cadets, Trump Admin Unveils New U.S. Space Force Titles — Will Call Men And Women ‘Guardians’

The men and women of the United States Space Force now have an official title: Guardians.

During an event on Friday evening, Vice President Mike Pence revealed the new title, which he said came after a yearlong process and hundreds of other submissions.

“It is my honor, on behalf of the President of the United States, to announce that henceforth, the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as guardians,” Pence said.

The official U.S. Space Force Twitter account echoed the announcement online, saying it is “a name chosen by space professionals for space professionals.”

“Today, after a yearlong process that produced hundreds of submissions and research involving space professionals and members of the general public, we can finally share with you the name by which we will be known: Guardians,” the account went on to say in a series of tweets.

The account added: “Guardians is a name with a long history in space operations, tracing back to the original command motto of Air Force Space Command in 1983, ‘Guardians of the High Frontier.’”

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President Trump congratulated the new Space Force guardians in a tweet, calling the new military branch one of his own “great achievements.”