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Obama Nominates Gen. John Hyten as Next Stratcom Commander

President Barack Obama has nominated Gen. John Hyten, current commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, as the next commander of the U.S. Strategic Command. If appointed, Hyten will support Stratcom with its global missions in strategic deterrence, space operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike and missile defense, …

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Gen. John Hyten: US Must Prepare for Anti-Satellite Threats

The U.S. Air Force Space Command aims to develop new defensive and offensive methods to counter space warfare systems that could threaten U.S.’ military satellite operations, Defense Systems reported Friday. George Leopold writes AFSPC Commander Gen. John Hyten said Russia and China have been developing counter-space technology such as microsatellites …

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Gen. John Hyten Assumes Top Post at Air Force Space Command

Gen. John Hyten, former vice commander of the Air Force Space Command, has assumed the post of AFSPC commander to succeed Gen. William Shelton, who will retire by the end of this month. AFSPC said Aug. 21 that Hyten will manage the space and cyberspace capabilities of the U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, among other U.S. combatant …

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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday. Rood said before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday …

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