gen Jay Raymond said he was delighted to bring White House press secretary Jen Psaki to the attention of the offer

US. Air Force Space Command Gen Jay Raymond stands next to the flag of the US. Space Command in the Rose Garden at the White House Aug. 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. | Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

The Space Force chief general said Wednesday he would “welcome the opportunity” to “speak more about the mission of the new service” the day after the chief government spokesman caused a stir at a press conference / p>

The comments from Chief of Space Operations Gen Jay Raymond came after White House press secretary Jen Psaki apparently dismissed his year-long service and drew the wrath of Republican lawmakers for an apology

When asked to share President Joe Biden’s thoughts on the service, Psaki replied, “Wow Space Forces it’s today’s airplane,” before adding, “asked our Space Force representative, I’m not sure who that is “

Followed Tuesday night on Twitter, Psaki said the administration is inviting Space Force members “to visit us in the briefing room anytime to share an update on their important work”

When asked for the comment during a Defense Writers Group virtual event on Wednesday, Raymond said he was happy to bring them up on the offer

“I am very proud of the Guardians of the Space Force I see the value of that force every day,” he said “I am ready to speak to anyone about their great work and I would appreciate the opportunity”

Raymond also admitted that the American public does not yet understand the Space Force’s mission, both politicized by elected leaders and ridiculed by the general public since it was formed under the Trump administration in December 2019. p>

“My own mom called me a few months ago after watching [and saying] a TV segment about GPS …” Did you know the Air and Space Force does things with GPS? What I do! “It’s hard to understand,” he said

Raymond blamed both the isolation of space and the fact that most space threats are classified as why the public is not on board the new service, but said the Space Force’s internal communications were “excellent.” ”

“Space has no mother, you can’t reach a satellite and hug,” he said “You can’t see it, you can’t touch it It’s hard to have that connection”

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