VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. – On Aug. 22, 2022, the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) welcomed Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Schiess and his wife, Mrs. Debbie Schiess, took command of the unit as the general. Since taking command, the two have been busy settling into their new role, meeting CFSCC members, and setting priorities for the command. In order for members of CFSCC and the greater Vandenberg team to learn more about the Schiesses, public affairs had the pleasure of sitting down with both for a Q&A to know their story, vision, and priorities.

Q: Where did you grow up?

SCHIESS: “I grew up in California and eventually my family found our way to a small town called Yucaipa, California. We were high school sweethearts. We both attended college in the Los Angeles area.”

DEBBIE: “We met in the fifth grade. I wasn’t too impressed with him back then, but he eventually won me over and we ended up getting married halfway through college.”