Fear of failure is keeping the U.S. from developing weapon systems to keep up with China and Russia, the nominee for the number two job on the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate panel on Wednesday. Read More
Tag Archives: Gen. John Hyten
Fleet Forces CO Grady Nominated to be Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
This post has been updated with the official nomination announcement from the Pentagon.
The White House has nominated the current commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command to serve in the number two position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USNI News has learned. Read More
Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Hyten Concerned About Potential Gap in Position When He Leaves Next Month
The outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is concerned ongoing work on electronic warfare could stall if there’s a gap between his November retirement and a successor assuming the number-two position in the Pentagon. Read More
Message from Joint Chiefs on U.S. Capitol Riot
The following is the Jan. 12, 2021 message to U.S. troops from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Read More
Joint Chiefs Vice Chair John Hyten Expected to Retire Next Year; Shortest Tenure in Job Since 2007
This post has been updated with a statement from the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is set to step down from the number-two leadership role in the Pentagon next year without seeking a renomination for the postion, USNI News has learned. Read More
Pentagon Leaders Say Trump Tweet on Iranian Attack Boats Was ‘Important Warning’
The Navy’s existing policy for dealing with the small Iranian vessels prevalent in the Persian Gulf matches the sentiment of a Wednesday morning Tweet from President Donald Trump, Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Hyten said during a Wednesday media briefing. Read More
Top Stories 2019: Navy and Pentagon Leadership
This post is part of a series of review stories looking back at the top naval news from 2019.
2019 brought an overhaul to uniformed and civilian leadership for the Navy and Marine Corps, and with it a refined vision for where the services should be heading. Read More
Milley, Hyten to Lead Joint Chiefs of Staff; Marine Lt. Gen. Smith to Command MCCDC
The Pentagon announced its nominations for the next chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as the generals who will lead the Marine Corps Combat Development Command and the Joint Strike Fighter Program. Read More
Selva: Command and Control Improvements Top Priority in Nuclear Modernization Program
The number one priority of the nation’s nuclear modernization program is command and control of the strategic forces, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday. Read More
Stratcom Nominee Gen. Hyten Warns Of North Korean Nuclear Advances
The Air Force general nominated to head U.S. Strategic Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee he is concerned about North Korea testing a new, more powerful rocket engine that could be used to deliver nuclear weapons that threaten the United States. Read More