Stars And Stripes reports:
Troops serving in Space Force are now referred to as Guardians, Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday. “It is my honor on behalf of the president to announce henceforth the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as Guardians,” Pence said during a ceremony to celebrate Space Force’s first birthday, which is Dec. 20.
“Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Guardians will be defending our nation for generations to come.” The announcement comes after months of troops in the military’s newest branch being referred to using the placeholder title of “space professionals.”
Read the full article. Earlier this year the Pentagon asked the public for “good taste” suggestions for the name. Much hilarity ensued.
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. pic.twitter.com/Tmlff4LKW6
— United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD) December 18, 2020