COL (Ret) Mike Hadley
COL (Ret) Mike Hadley serves as the Legislative Director for the National Guard Association of the United States. Following his retirement from the Army, he worked as a consultant within the defense industry assisting companies with marketing, business development and strategic planning primarily in the aerospace sector. Mike’s 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 Senator Barbara Mikulski. Mike 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. Mike will share legislative initiatives for 2021 during the Saturday Joint Session.