New PSD stands up for USSPACECOM

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  • By Wayne Amann
  • AFOSI Public Affairs

In conjunction with the standup of the Air Force’s 11th Combatant Command, United States Space Command, Aug. 29, 2019, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations welcomed a new Protective Service Detail (PSD). 


PSDs protect individuals, called principals, from accidental injury, embarrassment, physical assault or death during a specific event, while traveling or over an extended period.


Fulfilling this new PSD requirement is a hand-selected group of five individuals from multiple installations in the Colorado Springs, Colo., area: Special Agents Sean Fishburne, Joseph Sheffer and Jared Paradis; Staff Sgt. Ryan Gomez and Senior Airman Edward Bofill. 


The five selectees were chosen from Schriever and Peterson Air Force bases, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and the United States Air Force Academy.


“This newly created USSPACECOM PSD faces the exciting new challenge of establishing a PSD while the U.S. Military focuses on space as a war fighting domain,” said Maj. Stewart Hawkins, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 803, Peterson AFB, Colo. “In the words of President Donald Trump, 'It’s all about space.”’