General Michael V. Hayden (Ret.), a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, was awarded The Honorable William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award on November 6, 2019 at a special event at the new home of the International Spy Museum in L’Enfant Plaza. More than 500 attendees took part in this unique celebration and fundraising event for the Museum, which included a keynote address by former CIA Director George Tenet.
2019 Webster Distinguished Service Award Recipient
General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.)
General Michael V. Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate. As head of the country’s premier intelligence agencies, he was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber challenge. In addition to leading the CIA and NSA, General Hayden was the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. Hayden also served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center and served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, US European Command, the National Security Council, and the US Embassy in Bulgaria. He was also the deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and US Forces in South Korea. Hayden has been a frequent expert and commentator on major news outlets and in top publications, valued for his expertise on intelligence matters like cyber security, government surveillance, geopolitics, and more.
Jill Singer, AT&T Michael Morell, Beacon Global Strategies LLC
We are deeply grateful to our sponsors for this event, including:
AT&T Carahsoft Federal Data Systems/Dell EMC Jacobs Cisco Systems George Mason University, Schar School of Policy and Government In-Q-Tel Inc. Perspecta Inc.
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