Gen. Hyten joins advisory board of NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute


NDIA Board Chair, The Hon. Michael Bayer announced today that the organization’s affiliate, Emerging Technologies Institute has appointed Gen. John E. Hyten to its board of advisors. The position is effective from May 15.


“We were pleased to have had Gen. Hyten at the launch of ETI,“ Bayer said. “Gen. Hyten’s leadership and service in the military and his extensive experience in the executive branch culminating in his role as the Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ensures that ETI – at this nascent stage in the organization’s growth – will benefit from his exceptional insight and abilities.”


"Gen. Hyten has long been a leader in the emerging technology space and we know his expertise and experience as an advisory board member will be both valuable and impactful in this area so important to our national security and our economic competitiveness," chair of ETI’s board of advisors, Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, USMC (RET) said.


Gen. Hyten served as the 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that capacity, he was the nation's second highest-ranking military officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He retired  on Nov. 19, 2021.


“Leveraging emerging technologies and integrating them quickly into our military forces is essential for our future security. I look forward to working with Dr. Lewis and all the members of the ETI to help make this happen, Gen. Hyten said of his appointment.


ETI’s executive director, Dr. Mark Lewis, praised the appointment. “We’re honored that Gen. Hyten has agreed to join ETI’s board of advisors. His stewardship of the Joint Chiefs, his world-class leadership acumen and his experience as a driving force in America’s space defense leadership adds even more depth and gravitas to ETI’s mission.”


Gen. 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. Gen. 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.






The Emerging Technologies Institute was founded in 2021 to provide leadership, bolster public awareness and create independent, reliable research about the technologies critical to our nation's economy and national defense. Staffed by researchers and subject matter experts and backed by a preeminent advisory board, ETI focuses on the modernization priorities that integrate cutting-edge technological advancements in the private sector with the DOD’s future warfighting needs. Read more here: https://www.emergingtechnologiesinstitute.org/about

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