DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE USSPACECOM HOI 11-4
Headquarters United States Space Command
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5003 26 February 1991
DEPCINCSPACE'S SCOPE OF AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This headquarters operating instruction (HOI) sets forth the responsibilities
and scope of authority for the Deputy to the Commander in Chief United States
Space Command (DEPCINCSPACE). It applies to Headquarters, United States Space
1. General. DEPCINCSPACE is the focal point for resolving issues decided at
the Command level. DEPCINCSPACE will refer to the CINC all policy matters
plus those matters the CINC reserves for personal approval. DEPCINCSPACE is
authorized to act on all other matters of the Command, informing the CINC as
2. Procedures. In the CINC's absence, DEPCINCSPACE is empowered to carry out
the full range of responsibilities assigned to the CINC.
a. See table A-1 (attachment 1) for administrative guidance.
b. Suggestions for improvement to the internal processes of the staff are
OFFICIAL DONALD T. KUTYNA
Commander in Chief
WAYNE R. HEINKE 1 Attachment
Colonel, USAF Table A-1, Action Office Matrix
Director of information management
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Updated in its entirety.
2 USSPACECOM HOI 11-4 Attachment 1 26 February 1991
ACTION OFFICE TRIX
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1 Award recommendations DEPCINC CINC continues to sign
transmittal letters transmittal letters for
General and Flag officers.
2 Tasking, request for DEPCINC Normally involves routine
support/comments/ matters which may already
participation, brief- be known to CINC or ver-
ings by components, bally directed by him at
Unified Staff, Joint meetings.
3 Responses to JCS DEPCINC Unless policy or philoso-
(including DJS) phy is involved, UD will
regarding USSPACECOM action all such responses,
review of documents/ (examples are UCP, MOP, JCS,
reports/plans exercises, etcetera). In
some cases, directors may
decide to respond direct-
ly to JCS counterpart.
4 Transmittal letter DEPCINC Examples: MNS, ROC/MRROCs,
to JCS (especially ISDCP, CONOPS, etcetera.
DJS) and components CINC will continue to sign
soliciting review/ those directed to fellow
comment/approval of CINCS.
5 Personnel matters to DEPCINC Matters of policy involv-
JCS, Unified Staff (routine) ing Air Force personnel
or components will be "actioned" by CINC.
6 Holiday messages to CINC only Also includes safety
component commands notices as required.
7 Letters of apprecia- DEPCINC
tion for project
officers of fund
Note: The CINC usually signs correspondence to SECDEF, CJSCS, VCJCS,
Service Secretaries, Service Chiefs, and fellow CINCS. If in doubt
about the releasing authority, prepare complete text of letter and
leave "Reply to Attn of" and signature block "blank." DEPCINC will
determine appropriate level of release.
Supersedes USSPACECOM HOI 11-4, 5 September 1989. (See summary of changes above.)
No. of Printed Pages: 2
OPR: USD (SMSgt M. Marshall)
Approved by: DCJ (Col J. Felder)
Editor: M. DiClemente