Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle
Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle (U.S. Air Force retired) served in the U.S. Air Force for 39 years. He was the Commander of the Air Combat Command, leading 94,000 active duty and civilian personnel, overseeing the operation of 19 bases, 34 wings, and 1,300 aircraft. Prior to that, he was the Commander of Pacific Air Forces, the air component of U.S. Pacific Command, where he led 45,000 Airmen and was responsible for USAF activities spanning more than half the globe.
Other service assignments included Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements; and Director of Legislative Liaison at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Gen. Carlisle accumulated more than 3,600 flight hours flying F-15A/B/C/D fighters, and other high-performance aircraft.
From 2017-2022 he served as President and CEO of the National Defense Industrial Association, an educational nonprofit organization that drives strategic dialogue in national security for its military, government, industry, and academic members.
Gen. Carlisle is a Non-executive Director on the board of ATI, Inc. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University