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Name: Michael Hayden  
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Date of Birth: 28th July 1963
Place of Birth: St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Profession: Actor
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Michael V. Hayden

Michael V. Hayden (born March 17, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) holds the rank of General in the United States Air Force and is the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. He took office on April 21, 2005, when both he and John Negroponte were sworn in after a Senate confirmation. He previously served as director of the National Security Agency, having assumed that position in 1999. His tenure as director was the longest in the history of the agency.

Personal biography

Michael Vincent Hayden was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where his father worked as a welder for a manufacturing company. He earned a B.A. in history in 1967 and an M.A. in modern American history in 1969, both from Duquesne University. He is a graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Hayden entered active military service in 1969.

Hayden has served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, both headquartered at Lackland Air Force Base. He also has served in senior staff positions in the Pentagon; Headquarters U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; the National Security Council, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Embassy in the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Prior to his current assignment, the General served as deputy chief of staff for United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea, Yongsan Army Garrison. He has also worked in intelligence in Guam. Most recently he served as Director of the National Security Agency.

Professionally, Gen. Hayden has the reputation of being cerebral, self-effacing, and low-key. He is married; he and his wife, Jeanine, have three children.

Military awards

  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal

Dates of rank

  • Second Lieutenant - June 2, 1967
  • First Lieutenant - June 7, 1970
  • Captain - December 7, 1971
  • Major - June 1, 1980
  • Lieutenant Colonel - February 1, 1985
  • Colonel - November 1, 1990
  • Brigadier General - September 1, 1993
  • Major General - October 1, 1996
  • Lieutenant General - May 1, 1999
  • General - April 22, 2005

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