Major General James W. “Bill” Hyatt, USAF, Ret. is the Vice President, Air Force Division, at USfalcon. He joined USfalcon in July 2014 and has overseen growth in the current contracts and on-boarded new contract vehicles supporting the USAF Life Cycle Management Center in aerial refueling tankers and propulsion programs.
Prior to joining USfalcon, Bill served in the United States Air Force for over 33 years. He culminated his career as the Director, Operations, Strategic Deterrence, and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In this position he developed and implemented policy, obtaining resources and developing concepts of operation in order to ensure U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Africa were well organized, trained and equipped. Those forces provide integrated air and missile defense, aeromedical evacuation, cyberspace operations, airfield operations and support, aerial refueling, weather, combat aerial delivery, operational support airlift and distinguished visitor airlift, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and precision strike in the European and Africa Command area of responsibility and for other Combatant Commands when tasked.
In addition to his work with USfalcon, Bill is the Executive Director of “Support of Shaw”, the liaison between the city of Sumter, SC and the leadership of the major units on Shaw Air Force Base. Bill also is on the Board of Directors of Covenant Place, a continuing care retirement community, where the needs of mature adults and their loved ones can be met in Sumter, SC.
Bill received his commission in 1980 from Texas A&M University. He has served as a Fighter Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Standardization and Evaluation Flight Examiner, Weapons Officer and Operations Officer. He has commanded a fighter squadron, two operations groups and two wings. He has served on the Air Combat Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force and Joint Staffs, and he was the Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is a Command Pilot with more than 3,700 hours, including more than 700 combat hours in Iraq and Afghanistan flying the A-10, F-16, F15E, and HH-60G.
Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics from Texas A&M University and Master’s degrees in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, National Strategic Studies from the Naval Command and Staff College and National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.