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Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff accused of sexual misconduct by a senior military officer

Gen. John Hyten(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

  • A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination.
  • Members of Congress have raised questions about the allegations and the military investigation that found insufficient evidence to charge him.
  • The officer told The Associated Press that Gen. John Hyten subjected her to a series of unwanted sexual advances by kissing, hugging and rubbing up against her in 2017 while she was one of his aides.
  • She said that he tried to derail her military career after she rebuffed him.
  • Because the charges involved criminal sexual assault, the case was referred to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and a formal investigation into Hyten was launched.
  • Several weeks later, Gen. James Holmes, the officer in charge of the investigation, decided not to press charges.
  • "I've already completed a successful career," the alleged victim told The Associated Press. "I had nothing to gain from doing this."
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior military officer has accused the Air Force general tapped to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of sexual misconduct, potentially jeopardizing his nomination. Members of Congress have raised questions about the allegations and the military investigation that found insufficient evidence to charge him.

The officer told The Associated Press that Gen. John Hyten subjected her to a series of unwanted sexual advances by kissing, hugging and rubbing up against her in 2017 while she was one of his aides. She said that he tried to derail her military career after she rebuffed him.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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