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General (Ret.) John Hyten, 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joins Pallas Advisors


January 30, 2023


Washington, DC — Pallas Advisors is pleased to announce that General (Ret.) John Hyten, who served as the 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff after a distinguished 40-year career in the United States Air Force, is joining the firm as a Senior Principal.


During his time in the Air Force, especially as a senior leader, General Hyten was known as a powerful advocate for buying and integrating commercial technologies at speed for warfighters. Before retiring from the military in November 2021, General (Ret.) Hyten’s role as Vice Chairman made him the nation’s second highest ranking military officer, responsible for supporting and overseeing joint military requirements for nearly 1.5 million service members and their families. Previously, General (Ret.) Hyten led U.S. Strategic Command from 2016 to 2019 and Air Force Space Command from 2014 to 2016. He deployed to Southwest Asia as the Director of Space Forces for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and has received numerous awards from the Defense Department for distinguished service.


General (Ret.) Hyten also serves on the Space Foundation’s Board of Directors and C3 AI’s Advisory Board. In addition, he is also the Executive Director of Blue Origin’s STEM-focused nonprofit, Club for the Future, and is a Strategic Advisor for Blue Origin senior leadership. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University, and an MBA from Auburn University.


“General Hyten is a world-class leader with decades of public service across the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense,” said Pallas Founding Partner Sally Donnelly. “His broad expertise on national security challenges—from engineering to acquisition, from cyber to space operations—will prove invaluable to the Pallas mission.”


“I am proud to be joining a firm working at the cutting edge of national security innovation,” said Hyten. “As the United States faces the military threats of tomorrow, Pallas Advisors is making a vital contribution by bringing the best of private technology into the U.S. government. I am eager to advance that mission at Pallas.”



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