The opus was unveiled for the first-time during Chief of Space Operations Gen. John "Jay" Raymond's code astatine the 2022 Air & Space Forces Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference successful Maryland connected Tuesday.
The Space Force is the newest subject branch, established successful 2019. The opus was written and composed by 2 erstwhile work members, James Teachenor, a erstwhile subordinate of the US Air Force set astatine the Air Force Academy, and Sean Nelson, a US Coast Guard Band trombonist and unit arranger, according to a quality merchandise from the Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs office
"The opus was a agelong enactment successful advancement due to the fact that I wanted it to encompass each the capabilities that the Space Force offers and its vision," Teachenor said successful the release.
After coming up with the lyrics and melody of the song, Teachenor's task was sent to "various subject bands," the merchandise said. Teachenor past collaborated with Nelson to implicit the song.
"I became acquainted with the different branches' songs, but I wanted this 1 to person its ain modern rotation to bespeak what the Space Force is -- modern, caller and precise advanced," Nelson said.
The opus is named aft the US Space Force motto, "Semper Supra," which is Latin for "Always Above," the merchandise said.
"This is simply a once-in-a-lifetime accidental to found a Space Force opus that volition beryllium portion of our civilization and practice for years to come," Raymond said successful the release. "Our traditions are portion of the cloth that weave america each unneurotic arsenic we execute our missions side-by-side."
Each subject subdivision has its ain song. The songs of each subject subdivision are "part of the services' instauration and represents its values, traditions and culture," the merchandise said.
The lyrics of the authoritative US Space Force opus are:
We're the mighty watchful eye,
Guardians beyond the blue,
The invisible beforehand line,
Warfighters brave and true.
Boldly reaching into space,
There's nary bounds to our sky.
Standing defender some nighttime and day,
We're the Space Force from connected high.