The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the fourth-in-command of the entire US military. Trump has nominated Air Force General John Hyten, who currently commands the US Strategic Command.
Colonel Kathryn A. Spletstoser has accused her then-commander Gen. Hyten of touching her inappropriately and sexually assaulting her in December 2017. The initial investigation was conducted by an officer junior to Gen. Hyten and was not referred to a court martial. At a time when the Pentagon itself estimates that 6.2% of women and 0.7% of men in the military experience sexual assault, appointing a leader who is suspected of such behavior and who was not fully investigated sets a terrible example.