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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 162-13
March 20, 2013

General Officer Announcements

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has made the following nominations: 

            Air Force Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as commander, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.  Hyten is currently serving as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. 

            Air Force Lt. Gen. Susan J. Helms has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and for assignment as vice commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  Helms is currently serving as commander, Fourteenth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic-Space), Air Force Space Command, and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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