Chief of Space Operations Gen. John "Jay" Raymond played the song during his speech at the 2022 Air & Space Forces Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference in Maryland on Tuesday.
The Space Force is new military branch founded in 2019. James Teachenor, a former Air Force Academy band member, and Sean Nelson, a US Coast Guard Band trombone and staff arranger.
"The song was a long work in progress because I wanted it to capture all of the skills and vision that the Space Force offers," Teachenor explained in the release.
Teachenor's song was forwarded to "different military bands" after he wrote the words and tune. Teachenor then worked with Nelson to finish the tune.
"I was familiar with the other branches' songs, but I wanted this one to be modern to reflect what Space Force is," Nelson said.
According to the press release, the song is named after the US Space Force's slogan, "Semper Supra," which is Latin for "Always Above."
Raymond: "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a Space Force song" Our traditions help us work together to accomplish our missions.
Each branch of the armed forces has its own song. The release said that the songs of each military branch are "part of the foundation of the service and represent its values, traditions, and culture."
"The Army Goes Rolling Along" has been the US Army's song since 1952. "The Marines' Hymn" is the song of the US Marines. It was first used in 1929 and was changed in 1942.
We’re the mighty watchful eye,
Guardians beyond the blue,
The invisible front line,
Warfighters brave and true.
Boldly reaching into space,
There’s no limit to our sky.
Standing guard both night and day,
We’re the Space Force from on high.