event | 22 September 2020

The Next 5 Years of Defense Innovation with VCJCS, Gen John Hyten

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Join DIU for a virtual fireside chat with General John E. Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Register to Attend on Zoom

  • Date 21 SEPT 2020

  • Time 3:00-4:00PM (EDT)

About the Event

On Monday, September 21, 2020, DIU is kicking off our 5th anniversary celebrations with a virtual fireside chat with General John E. Hyten, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Michael Brown, Director of DIU, will join Gen Hyten to discuss how DoD should leverage commercial technology to strengthen U.S. national security and our military-technical advantage for the next five years.

The event is open to the public. Registration via Zoom is required to attend and submit audience questions.

About Gen Hyten

Gen John E. Hyten serves as the 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, he is the nation's second highest-ranking military officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

General Hyten attended Harvard University on an Air Force Reserve Officer's Training Corps scholarship, graduated in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied sciences, and was commissioned a second lieutenant. General Hyten’s career began in engineering and acquisition before transitioning to space operations. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing, and major command levels. In 2006, he deployed to Southwest Asia as Director of Space Forces for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He commanded Air Force Space Command, and prior to his current assignment, was the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, one of eleven Combatant Commands under the Department of Defense.