Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr. Biography

Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr. Biography - AFITC SpeakerArthur G. Hatcher, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for producing prioritized and executable resource investment options; collecting and reporting the $7 billion Air Force information technology (IT) presidential budget; developing and implementing results-oriented governance; performing Air Force IT system portfolio management analysis; and facilitating, validating, and reporting compliance with all federal/DoD/Air Force IT policy, Congressional mandates, and legal obligations. He is also the C4 representative on the Air Force Corporate Board.

Mr. Hatcher is from Selma, Ala. He completed 30 years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel, and entered federal civil service in July 2013. While on active duty, he served on the Joint Staff, a combatant command staff and two major commands. He commanded an installation in Southwest Asia, the Air Combat Command Communications Group at Langley AFB, VA; the 99th Communications Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV; and provisional commander 11th Communications Squadron, Bolling AFB, DC. His units won both Department of Defense and Air Force level awards. His previous assignment was the Director of Communications, Chief Information Officer, and the provisional Director, Nuclear Command Control and Communications (NC3) Center, Headquarters, Air Force Global Strike Command.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

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