Col. Raj Agrawal is currently assigned as the Commander, Space Delta 2-Space Domain Awareness and Space Battle Management, Space Operations Command, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. DEL 2 is responsible for generating, presenting, sustaining, and improving combat space domain awareness forces who identify, characterize, and exploit opportunities to secure our Nation’s interests in, from, and to space. DEL 2 is headquartered at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado, with mission personnel and functions spread across Vandenberg Space Force Base, California; Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado; Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Maui Space Surveillance Complex, Hawaii; and Naval Support Facility Dahlgren, Virginia, in addition to multiple supporting locations around the world including Australia, Diego Garcia, and the Marshall Islands.

Col. Agrawal commissioned from the U.S. Air Force Officer Training School in 2001 after serving as a Texas schoolteacher for eight years. His career includes assignments as a space operations leader in mission areas including space battle management, offensive space control, offensive cyber operations, strategic and theater missile defense, covert unmanned aerial systems and special technical operations.

Prior to his current assignment, Col. Agrawal served as the Chief of Future Operations, Headquarters Space Forces Component, U.S. Space Command. He has also served as the commander for the 20th Space Control Squadron, the chief of Space Control Division for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, and the Chief of International Affairs Space Division in the Office of the Chief of Space Operations.


1997       Bachelor of Science, Southwestern A/G University, Waxahachie, TX
2003       Master of Business Administration, Touro College, Cypress, CA
2008       Space Weapons Instructor Course, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
2013       Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air University (ACSC) Maxwell AFB, AL
2014       Master of Philosophy in Military Strategy, Air University (SAASS), Maxwell AFB, AL
2015       Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
2019       Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, DC


September 2001-August 2004     Trainee; Crew commander; Ops Instructor; Chief Ops Training, 10 SWS, Cavalier AFS, ND
September 2004-June 2006          Chief, Missile Warning Training; AETC Master Instructor, 533 TRS, Vandenberg AFB, CA
June 2006-June 2007                       Executive Officer, 381 TRG, Vandenberg AFB, CA
June 2007-August 2008                  Space Operations Duty Officer, 614 AOC (JSpOC), Vandenberg AFB, CA
September 2008-August 2010     Chief, Space Operations and Missile Defense; Executive Officer, 613 AOC, Hickam AFB, HI
August 2010-June 2011                  Deputy Director of Space Forces, 13 AF/PACAF, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
September 2010-January 2011    Chief, Non-Kinetic Effects Team, 609 AOC, AL-Udeid AB, Qatar
July 2011-July 2012                          Chief, Special Technical Operations, 607 AOC, Osan AB, S Korea
August 2012-July 2014                    IDE and ASG Student, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL
July 2014-June 2016                        Director of Operations, Communication Operations Squadron -West, ADF-C, Buckley AFB, CO
June 2016-June 2018                       Commander, 20th Space Control Squadron, Eglin AFB Site C-6, FL (+5 GSUs)         
August 2018-June 2019                  SDE Student, Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington DC
June 2019-July 2021                        Division Chief, Office of the Assistant SecAF for Space Acquisition & Integration, The Pentagon
July 2021-July 2022                          Chief, International Affairs Space Division, Department of the Air Force, The Pentagon
July 2022-June 2023                        Chief, Future Operations, HQ Space Forces Component, U.S. Space Command, Peterson SFB, CO
June 2023-Present                           Commander, Delta 2-Space Domain Awareness and Space Battle Management, Peterson SFB, CO


Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force and Space Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air and Space Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal 


The Kill Chain in Space: Developing a Warfighting Mindset,” War on the Rocks, October 2019


Second Lieutenant          Sept. 27, 2001
First Lieutenant               Sept. 27, 2003
Captain                            Sept. 27, 2005
Major                                Nov. 1, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel           Jan. 1, 2016
Colonel                             April 1, 2021