The new commander of the U.S. Space Command, Gen. James Dickinson, will be visiting North Dakota next week.

Dickinson, who was appointed to the position in July, will visit UND and Grand Forks, and also the Cavalier Air Space Station, on Monday with Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

“I look forward to hosting Gen. Dickinson’s visit to Grand Forks and Cavalier, where we will have the opportunity to showcase North Dakota as an important player in the space domain now and into the future,” Cramer said in a statement.

Cramer met with Dickinson this summer and questioned him during his nominations hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee. The senator invited him to North Dakota after they discussed the role the UND could play as Space Command develops a University Affiliated Research Center.

Dickinson replaced Gen. Jay Raymond, who was appointed and confirmed as Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force. Raymond also toured UND and visited Cavalier Air Space Station earlier this year.