Forget About ‘Space Cadets’ or ‘Spacemen’: Space Force Holds Contest on What to Call Their Troops

Space Forcians?

Marines are called Marines; Coast Guardsmen are called Coast Guardsmen; Navy personel are called sailors; Army troops are called soldiers; those in the Air Force are called airmen. But what do you call someone in the Space Force?

Apparently, the honchos at the USSF don’t know what to call them either.

Despite the rather governmental-sounding moniker of Military.com, the privately-owned news source is noting that the Pentagon is “outsourcing” to the world the actual title of their troops;

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Vice Commander of the U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. David Thompson said that, while the process to decide on a nomenclature is still in the works, a “couple of really strong options” are on the table.

“[There are] some pretty strong opinions,” he said. “But what we’d like to do is ensure we’ve thought as broadly as we can and have gotten the opinions of the people who matter, and those are people like … the young folks … and consider it as best we can before we land on a name.”

According to the same article, some of the noms de guerre suggested;

  • Guardians
  • Sentinels
  • Vanguards

Personally speaking, I’m good with any of the following;

  • Jetsons
  • Legal Aliens
  • Atari Commandos
  • Quisps
  • Rocketmans (Fightin’ Eltons also acceptable)
  • Duck Dodgers
  • Uranus Rangers
  • Great Gazoos
  • Astro-Nuts
  • Rastros
  • ALFs
  • Too Wimpy Even For The Air Force