On 15 August 2014, General John E. Hyten received his 4th star and was assigned as Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The Command includes more than 40,000 space and cyberspace professionals, at 134 locations worldwide. General Hyten is responsible for mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities, for the U.S. Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Command, and other combat commands around the world.
We were honored to have General Hyten as our speaker on Veterans Day 11/11/11, and he dedicated our new Medal Of Honor tablet in the sanctuary of Memorial Church. He recalled, with some humor, being a student in ROTC uniform in The Yard and Square in the late 70's. John attended Harvard College on an Air Force ROTC scholarship, and he was commissioned a second lieutenant the day before his graduation in 1981.
We are very proud of our fellow Harvard Veteran, and wish him well as he pursues his vast mission, under the motto "If you're not in space, you're not in the race."