Issues & Advocacy

Mike Hadley


  • Consultant, Chesapeake Solutions
  • Principal Deputy for Reserve Affairs in Army Office of Chief of Legislative Liaison
  • House Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs.
  • Congressional Liaison Officer (Aviation Programs), Army Office of Chief of Legislative Liaison
  • Defense Fellow, Office of Senator Barbara Mikulski

Mike Hadley comes to NGAUS with a breadth of experience in both government and industry. After completing 23 years in the Army and the Army National Guard, Hadley worked as a consultant within the defense industry assisting companies with marketing, business development and strategic planning primarily within the aerospace sector. During his Army career, Hadley has served in a myriad command and staff assignments in aviation, strategic planning and legislative affairs. His extensive legislative liaison experience includes serving in the Office of Legislative Liaison for the Secretary of the Army and the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Secretary of Defense as well as working as a Defense Fellow for Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Hadley worked closely with Congress on aviation system procurement, research and development as well as operations and maintenance accounts. He also served as the primary advisor to the Army Chief of Legislative Liaison on Army plans, programs and policies as they relate to the Army National Guard and Army Reserve and developing strategies for advancing the Army’s legislative objectives on Capitol Hill. He holds a B.S. degree in Communications from Ohio University, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and Federal Aviation Administration commercial helicopter and multi-engine fixed-wing ratings.