Headquartered at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, Space Base Delta 1 falls under the direction of Space Operations Command for its day-to-day operational missions, while it receives higher headquarters support for its base operations missions from Air Force Materiel Command as the Air Force Servicing major command. The vast majority of SBD 1 personnel are Airmen serving under the leadership of Col. Zachary “Shay” Warakomski and CMSgt Sevin Balkuvvar. The SBD 1 team enables a wide range of missions executed from its power projection platform installations in direct support of national security, space operations, and homeland defense.
SBD 1 enables U.S. Space Force operations for eight of the nine USSF space deltas and more than 100 other mission partners across 22 world-wide locations. SBD 1 consists of one medical group (21st MDG), one air base group (21st ABG), and two mission support groups (21st MSG and 50th MSG) that provide health care, mission readiness support, communication and information technology, security, civil engineering, fire protection, environmental management, manpower, personnel, logistics, contracting, base services, housing, chaplains, and a myriad of other base operating support functions.
SBD 1 is unique in that it currently hosts real property at seven installations to include Peterson SFB, Schriever SFB, Thule Air Base, Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station, New Boston SFS, Ka’ena Point SFS, and the AFRL Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS) on the summit of Haleakala, Hawaii. Today, SBD 1 is also responsible for ensuring installation support agreements with U.S. military installations in close proximity to an additional 17 geographically separated units reaching every corner of the globe.
SBD 1 hosts multiple, major mission partners to include: NORAD & U.S. Northern Command; U.S. Space Command; Army Space & Missile Defense Command; Space Operations Command and Space Training and Readiness Command and their operational deltas world-wide; Joint Task Force-Space Defense; Air Force Reserve Command’s 302d Airlift Wing and 310th Space Wing; and shared runway operations with the Colorado Springs Airport. In total, Peterson-Schriever Garrison consists of over 4,000 military and civilian members who support nearly 18,500 personnel and 173,000 local beneficiaries.