November 18, 2020: The Air Force recently announced that Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Purdy Jr. will be assigned as Commander of the 45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range, U.S. Space Force, Patrick Air Force Base replacing Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Schiess. Brig. Gen. Schiess will be assigned as Director, Space and Cyber Operations, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado where Brig. Gen. Purdy currently serves as Director, Plans, Programs, and Financial Management, Headquarters U.S. Space Force, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Dates for the official change of command have not been announced yet.