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John Hyten, Darren McDew Nominated for Air Force Command Leadership Roles

Air Force logoLt. Gen. John Hyten, vice commander at Air Force Space Command, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed Gen. William Shelton as command leader, Air Force Times reported Tuesday.

Aaron Mehta writes that Obama has also nominated Lt. Gen. Darren McDew, head of the 18th Air Force, to become the next commander of Air Mobility Command.

If confirmed by the Senate, Hyten will take leadership of the command as it looks to revamp military space programs, according to Mehta.

McDew would succeed Gen. Paul Selva, Obama’s nominee for the top Transportation Command post.

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