Lessons from the US Space Force on creating an agile talent model

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6) stands ready on May 15, 2020 for a scheduled launch tomorrow at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force will be the sixth flight of the OTV-6 space plane, an unmanned spacecraft which resembles a miniature version of NASA's retired space shuttle. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto)NO USE FRANCE

In the latest episode of “Vying for Talent,” co-hosts Jude Blanchette and Ryan Hass are joined by Katharine Kelley, the deputy chief of space operations for human capital at the U.S. Space Force. Kelley highlights the value of diverse talent and the importance of upskilling, drawing on insight from the Space Force’s “melting pot” of Defense Department culture and practices.

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