Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffAir Force Gen. John E. Hyten

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten

The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the nation's second-highest-ranking military officer, responsible for overseeing joint military requirements, representing the military in National Security Council deputies meetings, and performing other duties as directed by the chairman.

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Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten was sworn in as the 11th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Nov. 21, 2019. He graduated in 1981 from Harvard University with a degree in engineering and applied sciences and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. His military career includes assignments in a variety of space and nuclear operations.

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