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Gen. John Hyten: Stratcom Forms Joint Force Component Commands As Part of Restructuring Effort

John Hyten

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has confirmed the establishment of Joint Force Component Commands responsible for space, air, sea and missile defense efforts as part of a series of changes at Stratcom, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday.

Hyten also ordered to put an end to six nuclear task forces that oversee nuclear missile submarines, bombers, airborne tankers, ground intercontinental ballistic missiles and reconnaissance aircraft and consolidated them under the administration of four commanders.

Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Space Command chief, will assume the additional role of space JFCC commander and will directly report to Hyten on matters related to space forces.

Gen. Robin Rand, head of the Air Force Global Strike Command, will offer advice related to B-2 bombers, E-5B aircraft as well as KC-46, KC-135 and KC-10 tankers, while Adm. Phil Davidson, head of the Fleet Forces Command, will oversee all nuclear submarines.

Hyten, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, also met with Gen. Curtis Scaparotti, European Command chief, to discuss whether to equip F-35A fighter jets with nuclear weapons, the report added.

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