In April 1960, Chief Master Sgt. Grace Peterson became the first woman chief in the Air Force 13 years after its stand-up. Fast forward to present day, less than one year after the U.S. Space Force activation on Dec. 20, 2019, Chief Master Sgt. Taryn Stys, 4th Space Control Squadron superintendent, and Chief Master Sgt. Karmann-Monique Pogue, 4th Space Operations Squadron superintendent, are the first two USSF members to promote to the rank of chief master sergeant.