The statement said: “General David D. Thompson, Vice President of Space Operations, tested positive for COVID-19 today. After learning that close relatives who had contact with him were positive for the virus, he was tested today.” According to With the established COVID policy, General Thompson is self-isolating and working remotely from home. “
The U.S. Space Force is a newly established military department within the Air Force that is responsible for “training, equipping and maintaining mission-ready space forces that provide missile warning, space domain awareness, positioning, navigation and timing, communications and electronic warfare in space.”
; According to the US Department of Defense.
Thompson is not the first Department of Defense official to be diagnosed with this virus. U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commander Admiral Charles Ray tested Covid-19 earlier this month. His diagnosis prompted the separation of Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and several members of the Pentagon’s senior leadership.
In addition, during the coronavirus outbreak among members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle who participated in the Rose Garden event earlier this month, at least one staff member-the tester was directly assigned to the Oval Office and Residence Military personnel supporting the president-after testing, people familiar with the situation said it was positive.
During the pandemic, the Department of Defense has been struggling to deal with several coronavirus outbreaks. CNN reported earlier this month that the coronavirus had returned to the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. The aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt had experienced a major outbreak earlier this year. The handling of it led to The captain was fired, resulting in the resignation of the acting navy secretary. .
In March, the Ministry of National Defense banned the armed forces, civilian employees of the Ministry of National Defense and their family members that live or serve on military property to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
According to data from the Ministry of Defense, as of Wednesday morning, there have been 81,288 coronavirus cases and 105 deaths among the Ministry of Defense personnel. These include military, civilian, dependents and contractors.