What does the Space Force actually do?

The service’s top general just asked all of his members that very same question.

In a note to all guardians on Monday, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman noted that the three-year-old service’s current mission statement falls well short of explaining the mission of the Space Force.

“I have some concerns with our current mission statement,” Saltzman wrote. “My biggest concern is that the mission statement does not reflect why the Nation has a Space Force and the vital functions Guardians perform.”

The current mission statement reads as follows: