U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement regarding the nomination of General John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“General Hyten knows how to combine sharp thinking with fast action. He’s pushed our military to move quickly to meet urgent needs, while committing time and resources to long-term challenges. He’s been a thoughtful warrior for the Air Force over the course of his career and most recently as the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command. Our military and our nation will be well served with him as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”