LAS VEGAS (June 9, 2016) — Retired four-star Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, is slated to speak at the Automotive Aftermarket Parts Exposition (AAPEX) this fall in Las Vegas.
Gen. Hayden's address is scheduled to take place Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. at the AAPEX 2016 general session at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas.
He will dissect political situations in hot spots around the globe and provide analysis of the impact these issues could have on America and its interests. According to expo organizers, the general also will address the ever-changing informational landscape and examine risks, dangers and rewards of America's cyber security.
Being named director of the CIA in May 2006, Gen. Hayden concluded his 40-year military career with the Air Force during which time he served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the U.S. European Command, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. He also served as deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces in South Korea.
Gen. Hayden's career with the CIA continued until 2009. From 2005-2006, he was the country's first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country.
He is a principal at Chertoff Group and a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University's School of Policy, Government and International Affairs. He was also the inaugural visiting professor in intelligence studies at Oxford University.
In 2013, the Intelligence and National Security Alliance awarded Gen. Hayden the 29th annual William Oliver Baker Award. He is the author of the upcoming book, “Playing on the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.”