Hyten set to take Strategic Command helm Nov. 3

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten will take the helm of U.S. Strategic Command during a Nov. 3 change of command ceremony at Nebraska’s Offutt Air Force Base.

Hyten, who has led Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, since 2014, is replacing Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, who will retire after more than 38 years of service.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Hyten as Haney’s replacement Sept. 28, capping a leadership shuffle that will send Lt. Gen. John “Jay” Raymond to Space Command, where he will pin on his fourth star.