Principal, The Chertoff GroupMichael V. Hayden is a Principal at The Chertoff Group. Using his broad geographic and political knowledge, Hayden briefs clients on intelligence matters worldwide. From 2006 – 2009, he was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, he served as the first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence from 2005 – 2008, and was the highest ranking intelligence officer in the armed forces. Earlier, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He was Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service from 1999 – 2005.