Gen. Michael V. Hayden spent more than four decades serving his country. He has dedicated 41 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and 10 years of service as an intelligence officer under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Hayden will take time out of his busy schedule to spend a couple of hours serving in his next role as a guest speaker for an upcoming Potomac Officers Club luncheon.
On the heels of the intelligence community’s successful efforts to finally find and capture Osama bin Laden, massive media attention and expressions of public relief, it couldn’t be a more oppportune time for the former director of the CIA to speak.
Hayden, who also served as director of the National Security Agency, now works as a principal for the Chertoff Group, where he briefs his clients on intelligence matters worldwide, including developments in cybersecurity that may affect their businesses.
His CIA experience tapped Hayden into the cyber world and the threats that come along with it. He was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of U.S. adversaries. His other tasks included producing timely analysis for decision makers and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the U.S.
Hayden made history when he served as the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence, thus making him the highest-ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces.
With his extensive knowledge of the the intelligence community and defense industry, the now retired four-star general will provide his insight to the audience on such topics as international intelligence and cybersecurity.
Hayden will speak at the Potomac Officers Club luncheon May 24, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the salon room at Tysons Corner Ritz Carlton.