Arthur 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.
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 AFB, 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.
1. September 1983 - October 1986, Logistics Systems Programmer, Directorate of Logistics Management, Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
2. October 1986 - August 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. August 1991 - July 1992, Chief, Command and Control Software Quality Assurance Section, Strategic Communications and Computer Center, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. August 1992 - November 1993, Chief, Nuclear Planning Systems, Directorate of Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4), U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
5. November 1993 - July 1995, Communications Officer, Communications Team Chief, and later, Chief of Command Center Communications, Directorate of Operations, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
6. August 1995 - August 1998, Chief, C4 Plans and Programs Branch, C4 Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii
7. August 1998 - August 1999, Information Systems Flight Commander and later Provisional Commander, 11th Communications Squadron, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, Washington D.C.
8. August 1999 - July 2000, Director, General Officer Matters, 11th Support Group, 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C.
9. July 2000 - June 2002, Deputy Division Chief, Networks Division, Directorate of Communications and Information, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
10. July 2002 - July 2004, Commander, 99th Communications Squadron, 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev.
11. July 2004 - July 2005, Action Officer, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Systems Support Division, C4 Systems Directorate, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. August 2005 - August 2006, Division Chief, Spectrum, International C4 and MCEB Secretariat, C4 Systems Directorate, the Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. August 2006 - June 2008, Commander, Air Combat Command Communications Group, Langley AFB, Va. (October 2007 – April 2008, Commander, 64th Air Expeditionary Group Commander, Southwest Asia)
14. July 2008 - April 2010, Deputy Director of Communications, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
15. April 2010 - July 2013, Director of Communications and Chief Information Officer, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
16. July 2013 - February 2017, Director of Communications, CIO, and Provisional Director NC3 Center, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale AFB, La.
17. February 2017 - February 2019, Director, Cyber Capabilities and Compliance, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
18. March 2019 to present, Associate Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
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
1995 U.S. Strategic Command C4 Citation of Honor Nominee
1997 Distinguished Young Armed Forces Comm-Electronics Association (AFCEA) 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 March 2020)