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President Trump Nominates Air Force Gen. John Hyten as Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman

President Trump nominated Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, to serve as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan announced Hyten’s nomination in a news release published Tuesday. Hyten started his military career in 1981 and held several leadership roles with the Air Force, including head of Air Force Space Command, director of space acquisition and cyber and space operations and requirements chief at Headquarters Air Force Space Command.

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General John Raymond Nominated to Lead U.S. Space Command

Gen. John Raymond, commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, was nominated by President Trump to serve in the same position at the U.S. Space Command. Once confirmed, Raymond will help the command carry out joint space war fighting missions and maintain combat readiness as part of his new role, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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Jeffrey Byard to be Nominated FEMA Administrator

President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as administrator of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he worked as an executive operations officer and mitigation division planner at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and led evacuation efforts for the state during Hurricane Gustav, the White House said Friday.

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Arizona Policy Advisor Joseph Cuffari Nominated for DHS Inspector General Post

President Trump is nominating Joseph Cuffari, military and veterans affairs policy advisor to the governor of Arizona, to become inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security. The former airman held a number of active duty and leadership roles with the U.S. Air Force, a tenure totaling over 40 years, the White House said Thursday.

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Trump Nominates USMC Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie to Lead Central Command

President Trump has nominated U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Joint Staff director, for promotion to the rank of general and assignment as commander of U.S. Central Command, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The corpsman commanded the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in Afghanistan and Iraq missions from 2004 to 2006.

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