Mission Monday: U.S. Space Force support

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It’s Mission Monday! Maj. Lukas Morse is the Future Enterprise Division deputy chief at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center’s Detachment 1 Operating Location Alpha at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado.

His primary responsibilities revolve around seeking out engineering solutions for installation and mission support concerns impacting the nation’s newest military service. His work involves site assessment, development of future plans and acting as liaison between AFIMSC and its primary support units.

Here’s a little more about Morse and how his work contributes to the lethality and readiness of the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

What do you love about your job?
Each day brings a new set of opportunities requiring innovative solutions for providing premier installation and mission support to the Space Force.

When it comes to your job, what keeps you motivated?
Being able to see the direct results from my actions on various projects and taskers. This includes having the ability to team with various members across the DAF when accomplishing a task.

Why are you and your team important to the Air Force enterprise and your customers?
As a team the division seeks to identify and advocate for USSF installation infrastructure requirements outside of the normal programming cycles. This in turns helps with the optimization of infrastructure programs to meet future needs.  We also support the installation by seeking out justification and providing enterprise-wide solutions for their installation and mission support concerns.

Describe a project or event you and your team worked on recently that gave you a great sense of accomplishment.
The division is a new functionality of AFIMSC’s Detachment 1 with most of its members having arrived earlier this year. Being able to take leadership’s intent and develop the roles, responsibilities and initial foundation for the division to continuously build on has provided a great sense of accomplishment. 

How does what you do fit within AFIMSC’s strategic priorities?
The division meets the “increase lethality and readiness” strategic priority through its actions seeking to support USSF installations with their identification, planning and programming of future requirements. This keeps infrastructure ready, resilient and meeting the operational needs.

Is there anything else you’d like to add which might help people understand the importance of what you do for the Air and Space Forces?
As a member of AFIMSC’s Detachment 1, there are challenges which arise from supporting a newly formed service.  However, these opportunities give me and others a chance to develop new ways, within allowable guidance, to provide installation and mission support.