Adm. Charles Richard of the U.S. Navy has assumed leadership ofÂ U.S. Strategic Command at a ceremony that took place Monday. Richard, USSTRATCOM’sÂ former deputy commander, succeedsÂ Gen. John Hyten, who will go on to serve asÂ Joint Chiefs of Staff’s vice chairman, the command said Monday.
The change of command marks Richard’s third time to fill a position inÂ USSTRATCOM. The new USTRATCOM leader’s former roles include commander work withÂ Submarine Force Atlantic and Naval Station Norfolk’s Allied Submarine Command. He advised NATO commanders onÂ submarine-related topics during his time commandingÂ Allied Submarine Command.
âAfter serving alongside Admiral Richard, I cannot think of anyone more qualified to lead this command,â said Hyten said.