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13th Space Warning Squadron

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13th Space Warning Squadron
13th Space Warning Squadron emblem
Country United States
Branch United States Space Force
TypeMissile Warning
RoleCombat Support
Part ofSpace Delta 4
Garrison/HQClear Space Force Station
Lt Col Stephanie Flowers
Stephen Whiting

The 13th Space Warning Squadron (13SWS) is a missile warning unit assigned to the United States Space Force and located at Clear Space Force Station 5 miles (8 km) south of Anderson, Alaska[1]

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The primary mission of the 13th SWS is to provide early warning of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) launches to the Missile Warning Center at North American Aerospace Defense Command. The secondary mission of the 13SWS is to provide space surveillance data on orbiting objects to the Space Control Center also located in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex.


The 13th SWS is controlled by the Missile Warning Center, part of the NORAD, and by the Space Control Center, part of United States Strategic Command. Both agencies are located at the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Colorado. Clear accomplishes these missions using the Solid State Phased Array Radar System (SSPARS) radar. Clear's radar was originally located at El Dorado Air Station, Texas as part of the PAVE PAWS program and was only recently transplanted to Alaska to replace the US' last mechanical missile warning radar site.


Major Command


Previous designations

  • 13th Space Warning Squadron (15 May 1992–Present)
  • 13th Missile Warning Squadron (1 November 1966 – 15 May 1992)

Bases stationed


List of commanders

  • Lt Col Stephen Whiting, July 2004–July 2005[5]
  • Lt Col Torrence W. Saxe, June 2011–March 2012[6]
  • Lt Col Michael Sowa, ~2010[7]
  • Lt Col Matthew A. Morand, June 2012–May 2013[8]
  • Lt Col Jason Burch, June 2015[9]
  • Lt Col Joel Lane, 13 June 2017[10]
  • Lt Col Jeffrey Rutherford, 13 June 2018[1]
  • Lt Col Shawn P. Lee, 20 June 2019[11]
  • Lt Col Shahn Rashid, 2 July 2020[12]
  • Lt Col William Hassey, June 2021[13]
  • Lt Col Christopher Castle, 16 June 2022[14]
  • Lt Col Stephanie Flowers, June 2023[15]


  1. ^ a b Stanley, Natalie. "Rutherford assumes command of the 13th Space Warning Squadron".
  2. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-58, 6 December 1999
  3. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-62, 6 December 1999
  4. ^ AFSPC Special Order GA-09, 1 November 1997
  5. ^ "Stephen N. Whiting".
  6. ^ "National Guard Biography".
  7. ^ Wood, Duncan. "Photos - Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Commander of Air Force Space Command, presents the Major General M.C. "Tim" Padden Facilities Recognition Program Small Installation Award to Lt. Col. Michael Sowa, 13th Space Warning Squadron commander". Air Force Space Command.
  8. ^ "Colonel Matthew A. Morand Biography" (PDF). The Citadel. United States Space Force. January 2021.
  9. ^ "Jason Burch". LinkedIn.[better source needed]
  10. ^ "Lt Col Lane assumes command of 13 SWS".
  11. ^ "Clear space warning squadron welcomes new leader".
  12. ^ "13th SWS changes command at Clear AFS".
  13. ^ LinkedIIn[self-published source]
  14. ^ "Lt. Col. Castle takes command of 13th Space Warning Squadron at Clear Space Force Station".
  15. ^ LinkedIn[self-published source]

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