Colonel Ramsey M. Horn is the Commander of Space Delta 9, headquartered at Schriever SFB, Colorado. As the Commander, he oversees assigned and attached forces conducting protect and defend operations for the U.S. Space Force. Space Delta 9’s missions include preparing, presenting, and projecting these forces to provide national decision authorities with response options to deter, and when necessary, defeat orbital threats. Additionally, Delta 9 supports Space Domain Awareness by conducting battlespace characterization operations and on-orbit experimentation and technology demonstrations.

Colonel Horn earned his commission in 2003 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma. He is a Joint Qualified officer with various satellite operations and staff positions throughout his career in Air Force Space Command, the National Reconnaissance Office, and U.S. Space Command. He commanded the Space Operations Squadron and Flight Operations Division, Aerospace Data Facility-Colorado, and served as the Operations Officer at the 460th Operations Support Squadron. Colonel Horn is a graduate and former instructor of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and Distinguished Graduate of the Naval War College. Prior to assuming command of Space Delta 9, Colonel Horn served as the Director, Future Operations Division, at the Pentagon, responsible for the development of U.S. Space Force future operations, weapon systems, sustainment, and concepts. Colonel Horn hails from Fort Smith, Arkansas. He and his wife, Ashley, have three children.

2003 Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Oklahoma State University
2003 Officer Space Prerequisite Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA
2004 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2006 Masters of Arts, Business Administration and Management, University of Phoenix
2008 Mission Planning Award, USAF Weapons Instructor Course, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012 USAF Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2015 Distinguished Graduate, College of Naval Command & Staff, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, RI
2021 Commandant’s Writing Award, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Naval Station Norfolk, VA

1. June 2003 - December 2003, Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Vandenberg AFB, CA
2. January 2004 – September 2006 – DSCS III Satellite Vehicle Operator and Satellite Engineer, 3d Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
3. February 2006 – May 2007 – DSCS III & WGS Senior Instructor, 50th Operations Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO
4. May 2007 – December 2007, DSCS III & WGS Senior Evaluator, 50th Operations Group, Schriever AFB, CO
5. January 2008 – June 2008 – Student, Weapons Instructor Course, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
6. August 2008 – July 2011 – Chief, Special Technical Operations; Chief, Strategy Plans Team; Executive Officer, 612th Air & Space Operations Center, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ
7. April 2009 – October 2009 – Deputy Chief, Special Technical Operations, 609th Air & Space Operations Center, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
8. July 2011 – June 2013 – Flight Commander & USAF Weapons School Instructor, 328th Weapons Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
9. June 2013 – July 2014 – Chief, Space Integration, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV
10. July 2014 – July 2015 – Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI
11. July 2015 – Apr 2017 – Operations Officer, 460th Operations Support Squadron, Buckley AFB, CO
12. Apr 2017 – July 2018 – Deputy Director, HQ AFSPC Commander’s Action Group, Peterson AFB, CO
13. July 2018 – July 2020 – Commander, Space Operations Squadron & Director, Flight Operations Division, Aerospace Data Facility Colorado, Buckley AFB, CO
14. July 2020 – June 2021 – Student, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, Naval Station Norfolk, VA
15. July 2021 – August 2022 – Chief, Joint Integration Division, USSPACECOM, Peterson SFB, CO
16. August 2022 – July 2023 – Chief, Joint Exercise and Lessons Learned Division, USSPACECOM, Peterson SFB, CO
17. August 2023 – June 2024 – Director, Future Operations Division, United States Space Force, Pentagon, Arlington, VA
18. July 2024 – Present – Commander, Space Delta 9, Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO

Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one Oak Leave Cluster

Second Lieutenant        May 10, 2003
First Lieutenant             June 14, 2005
Captain                         June 14, 2007
Major                            October 1, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel       October 1, 2017
Colonel                         April 1, 2023

(Current as of July 2024)