MISSION: To protect and defend the space Area of Operations (AoR) by delivering integrated Space Battle Management, Intelligence, and Cyber capabilities in support of Operational C2 of assigned and attached forces.
VISION: Masters of Space Superiority - Vigilant, Valorous, Victorious.
MOTTO: From Vigilance... to Victory!
Space Delta 15 is the U.S. Space Force’s command and control organization within Space Operations Command that is presented to U.S. Space Command and C-JFSCC to accomplish the National Space Defense Center’s protect and defend space mission. DEL 15’s mission is to protect and defend space by delivering integrated Space Battle Management, intel and cyber capabilities in support of operational command and control of assigned and attached forces. Additionally, DEL 15 is another step toward normalizing how the USSF presents and exercises C2 over service space forces. DEL 15 supports the NSDC partnership between joint DoD military NRO and intelligence community formed in 2015 to create unity of effort in space defense, data sharing and intelligence cooperation. The NSDC stood up as a joint entity before the establishment of U.S. Space Command and the U.S. Space Force.
DEL 15 is composed of a support staff and 3 squadrons:
The 15th Command and Control Squadron provides and operates C2 systems with operational crews for 24/7 NSDC mission areas, training and readiness certifications.
The 15th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Squadron (ISRS) synchronizes and integrates the planning and operation of ISR sensors, assets, processing, exploitation and dissemination systems in direct support of current and future operations.
The 15th Cyber Squadron provides combat-ready forces trained and equipped to secure, monitor and defend the NSDC’s cyberspace terrain and provide mission assurance fully integrated with other space and terrestrial operations.