The ceremony also was overseen by the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, dean of Washington National Cathedral, and Maj. Gen. Steven A. Schaick, chief of chaplains for the U.S. Air Force.
The Space Force, the sixth branch of the U.S. military, was created in December as part of a defense bill signed by President Trump. The force is designed to defend American interests in space, such as satellites used for GPS, communications and missile defense.
The Bible was donated by the Museum of the Bible in Washington.