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The Navy's Space Cadre is composed of officers from multiple designators dedicated to optimize space operations.
Space Cadre members use their knowledge of parent communities as well as their space expertise to maximize the capabilities of today's space systems.
Education and Training sources include the National Security Space Institute, Naval Post Graduate School, USNA, and Defense Acquisition University.
Space Cadre members receive the VS (1-4)AQD and/or the 5500 (Space Eng.) or 6206 (Space Ops) Subspecialty Codes.