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Military organization
Latvian platoon at Camp Lejune.jpg
Typical units Typical numbers Typical commander
fireteam 3–4 corporal
8–12 sergeant
platoon 15–30 lieutenant
company 80–150 captain/major
300–800 lieutenant colonel
Space Delta
2,000–5,000 colonel/
brigadier general
division 10,000–15,000 major general
corps 20,000–40,000 lieutenant general
field army 80,000+ general
army group 2+ field armies field marshal/
five-star general
4+ army groups Six-star rank/Head of state

A Space Delta, normally abbreviated as DEL, is a OF-5 command of the United States Space Force created in 2020 following a full reorganisation of that branch.[1]

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In terms of organisation and leadership, a delta can be compared to the Air Force's wing, commanded by a Colonel.[2][3][4][5]

Because the US Space Force only recently became operational, deltas do not have a standard organisation. However, they all have one or more space squadrons and a headquarters.[3][5]

As apposed to wings in the Air Force, deltas are specially trained in one field and focus on that, as apposed to wings which can change and react accordingly to what is needed. This means certain deltas are specialised in fields where other deltas might not have a full understanding in.[3][5]

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There are currently 10 deltas within the US Space Force, all commanded by Colonels, they include:[1][2][3][6]

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