The Combined Force Space Component Command welcomed a new commander in a change of command ceremony at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Monday. Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt will replace Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw, who will soon be promoted to the rank of Lt. Gen.
The ceremony was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16, at the Combined Space Operations Center.
Burt accepted her new post as the second person to command the Combined Force Space Component Command. Her most recent assignment was at Peterson AFB, where she served as the Director of Operations and Communications for U.S. Space Force. Other past assignments include a tour as the installation commander of the former 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, which is now called Peterson-Schriever Garrison.
Burt received her bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and her first master's degree in human resources management from Troy State University. She also completed a Master of Science from the National War College, where she was a distinguished graduate.
Her awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.