Speakers and onlookers at the U.S. Space Force Interservice Transfer Ceremony

Chattahoochee Tech Hosts U.S. Space Force Interservice Transfer Ceremony

Chattahoochee Technical College hosted an interservice transfer ceremony Thursday, July 8, for Major Justin Cunningham, who transferred from the U.S. Air Force into the U.S. Space Force.

The ceremony was held at the college’s Marietta Campus next to the Jim Cunningham Veteran Services Center, which is named in honor of Major Cunningham’s grandfather. Major Cunningham’s wife, U.S. Air Force Major Ashley Cunningham, administered the oath of enlistment for the interservice transfer. U.S. Space Force Major Justin Cunningham then presented the college with a U.S. Space Force flag, which was accepted on behalf of the college by Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb.

This flag will be displayed in the college’s Jim Cunningham Veteran Services Center, along with the flags of the U.S. Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. This center factors significantly into providing a supportive environment for hundreds of Chattahoochee Tech students who are veterans or military-affiliated family members. For the past four consecutive years, Chattahoochee Tech has been designated as one of the nation’s top military friendly schools.

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is the newest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, established on Dec. 20, 2019, with an enactment of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Jay Cunningham and his family are shown here at the ceremony, which included a tv news crew and Dr. Ron Newcomb.