Senate Armed Services Committee to Hold Nomination Hearing for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Next Tuesday

Today, following extensive consideration of the nomination of General John Hyten to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced the committee will hold an open hearing on General Hyten’s nomination next Tuesday, July 30, at 10 a.m.

“Ahead of this hearing, the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have devoted many hours to reviewing General Hyten and his nomination, at four executive sessions held by the committee and on their own time,” Inhofe said. “Through a fair, thorough and methodical process, each member was able to ask questions, receive answers, review documents, listen to testimony, conduct analysis and express their opinions. Next Tuesday, the members of the committee will have the opportunity to consider General Hyten’s nomination in a public forum. I look forward to hearing from General Hyten then.”

Please note: This is a change from the committee’s previously announced schedule. The nomination hearing for Vice Admiral Michael M. Gilday, to be Admiral and Chief of Naval Operations, will now be held Wednesday, July 31, at 10 a.m.