Mike Hatcher is a seasoned executive possessing more than thirty-five (35) years of experience in delivering defense, security and intelligence services to warfighting and mission customers. Most recently, he was Vice President/ General Manager – Joint, Air Force, and Coalition sector at General Dynamics IT, where he led a team of nearly 5,000 highly-skilled professionals delivering world-wide capabilities and services for some of the most demanding, mission-critical customers in the world. The JAFC sector engaged in the conceptualization, design, implementation, operation and sustainment of large-scale, enterprise-level communications networks, computing and mission systems around the world.
Prior to that, Mr. Hatcher was Senior Vice President, C4 Mission Systems and Services, for SAIC – responsible for large-scale systems and network support to US Combatant Commanders and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), with particular emphasis on providing solutions and services for deployed forces in or near combat theaters.
Past assignments included the oversight of highly-complex, large-scale programs for the Navy (NMCI), Air Force, DISA, OSD, DFAS, DHS and TSA, with heavy emphasis on strategic consulting, enterprise computing, software application conceptualization/design and implementation, infrastructure and network design and installation, information security, as well as operations, sustainment and support for global enterprises. Early in his career, Mr. Hatcher managed technical and specialty computing support to a wide range of Air Force, Special Operations, Intelligence and other defense programs – including Big Safari, Combat Talon and other C3I programs.
Mike graduated cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1981. He is a member of AFCEA, as well as the Association of the US Army. He is a member of the strategic advisory board for the Global Special Operations Forces Foundation, and is also a national representative to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group. Mike and his wife Taylor are also frequent supporters of the Stay-in-Step Foundation helping wounded warriors, as well as the Navy Memorial, the USO, and Camp Alleghany for Girls.