Arthur G. Hatcher, Jr., a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Cyber Capabilities and Compliance, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. He is responsible for oversight and reporting the Air Force’s multi-billion dollar Information Technology budget; performing Air Force IT system portfolio management analysis; and facilitating, validating, and reporting compliance with all federal/Department of Defense/Air Force IT policy, Congressional mandates, and legal obligations. He serves on the AF Board corporate structure and is also the Air Force Senior Agency Official for Records Management and the Service Component Official for Privacy.
Mr. Hatcher is from Selma, Ala. He retired as a colonel in the Air Force, 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 a squadron, group and garrison (Southwest Asia). His units won both Department of Defense and Air Force level awards. His previous assignment was the Director of Communications and CIO at Air Force Global Strike Command where he also served as the AF’s Nuclear, Command and Communications (NC3) Chief Architect and the provisional Director for the AF’s first NC3 Center, Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
1983 Bachelor of Science, computer science, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Joint C4I Staff and Operations Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1994 Master of Science, computer systems management, Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
1996 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1998 Joint and Combined Staff Officers Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2000 Air War College, by seminar
2007 Expeditionary Commanders Course, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.
2010 Cyberspace Operations Transition Course, by correspondence
2013 Nuclear 400 - Senior Leader Nuclear Management Course, Kirtland AFB, NM
2015 APEX Senior Executive Orientation Program, Washington D.C.
2017 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2017 Advanced Senior Leadership Development Program, Warrenton, Va.
1. 1983 - 1986, logistics systems computer programmer, Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. 1986 - 1991, Chief, Software Management Division, later Investigative Systems Project Manager, and later, Chief, Computer Operations Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Computers, Headquarters Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
3. 1991 - 1992, Chief, Command and Control Software Quality Assurance Section, Strategic Communications and Computer Center, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. 1992 - 1993, Chief, Nuclear Planning Systems, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
5. 1993 - 1995, Communications Officer, Communications Team Chief, and later, Chief of Command Center Communications, Directorate of Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
6. 1995 - 1998, Chief, C4 Plans and Programs Branch, C4 Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii
7. 1998 - 1999, Information Systems Flight Commander and later Provisional Commander, 11th Communications Squadron, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C.
8. 1999 - 2000, Director, General Officer Matters, 11th Support Group, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
9. 2000 - 2002, Deputy Division Chief, Networks Division, Directorate of Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. 2002 - 2004, Commander, 99th Communications Squadron, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. 2004 - 2005, Action Officer, C4 Systems Support Division, C4 Systems Directorate, The Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. 2005 - 2006, Division Chief, Spectrum, International C4 and MCEB Secretariat, C4 Systems Directorate, The Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. 2006 - 2008, Commander, Air Combat Command Communications Group, Langley AFB, Va. (October 2007 - April 2008, deployed Commander, 64th Air Expeditionary Group Commander, Southwest Asia)
14. 2008 - 2010, Deputy Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
15. 2010 - 2013, Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
16. 2013 –2017, Director of Communications, CIO, and Provisional Director NC3 Center, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.
17. 2017 – present, Director, Cyber Capabilities and Compliance, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Award
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
1995 U.S. Strategic Command C4 Citation of Honor Nominee
1997 Distinguished Young Armed Forces Comm-Electronics Association Member of the Year
1998 Who’s Who in Information Technology
1999 General Edwin W. Rawlings Team Award
2003 99th Air Base Wing Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award
2009 AFCEA International Leadership Award
2012 Excellence in Federal Government Award, Honolulu-Pacific Mentor of the Year
2014 DoD and U.S. Air Force Stars and Stripes Black Engineer of the Year -- Senior Executive Category
Life member: AFCEA
(Current as of April 2018)