A Statement Regarding General Michael V. Hayden


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The Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy, and International Security on behalf of Jeanine C. Hayden and the Hayden family regrets to inform that General Michael V. Hayden (USAF-Retired) was hospitalized earlier this week after suffering a stroke while at his home.  He is receiving expert medical care for which the family is grateful.  As General Hayden begins the healing process, the family requests that their privacy be respected.  The General and his family greatly appreciate the warm wishes and prayers of his friends, colleagues, and supporters.

Get-well wishes, messages of encouragement, and any inquiries can be directed to Larry Pfeiffer, Director of the Hayden Center at, to (703) 993-8164, or mailed to Hayden Center, Schar School of Policy and Government, 3351 Fairfax Drive MS 3B1, Arlington, VA 22201.

General Hayden served as director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, and was the first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence.  He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School and founder of the Hayden Center.  The General is also a principal at The Chertoff Group, a security and risk management advisory services firm; a national security analyst at CNN; an author of two New York Times best sellers; and a notable public speaker on national security issues.