Board of Directors - Officers
Michael W. Hagee
General, USMC (Retired)
President and CEO
A native of Fredericksburg, Texas, General Hagee served as the 33rd Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. His military career took him to innumerable foreign countries in combat and peace. His numerous military assignments included Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Deputy Director of Operations at the U.S. European Command, Director of Strategic Plans and Policies U.S. Pacific Command and Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence.
Besides his military assignments, he has served in a number of diplomatic missions in the Pacific and Middle East.
In addition to his government service, he also serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards, both national and international, in areas that include government services, manufacturing, electronics and communications.
He remains active in public service and foreign policy debates and has been one of the leading proponents of "Smart Power", testifying before Congress and providing advice to Senators, and Congressmen on both sides of the aisle. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Commission on Fuel and Geopolitics.
He has a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in International Relations. He is a fellow at the University of Texas’ William P. Clements Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft.
He participates in numerous educational, civic and charitable organizations.