General Officer Movements

Lt. Gen. John Hyten, vice commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colo., has been nominated for a fourth star and for assignment as AFSPC commander. If the Senate approves his nomination, he would replace Gen. William Shelton, who has led AFSPC since January 2011. The President also has nominated Lt. Gen. Darren McDew for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander of Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Ill. McDew, who currently serves as commander of 18th Air Force at Scott, would replace Gen. Paul Selva, who has been tapped to lead US Transportation Command. Selva has led AMC since November 2012. (DOD release)