A Statement of Thanks From General Michael Hayden

| General Michael Hayden
General Michael Hayden
Former Director, CIA and NSA
The Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security released a statement Wednesday night from General Michael Hayden and his wife, Jeanine at a SPY Museum event at the Ritz Carlton honoring Admiral William McRaven.
“Thank you to all who have offered prayers or sent well wishes for my recovery.  Jeanine, the family, and I have found the outpouring of love and support from you here in the room, from all across the country and around the world, and from friends, colleagues, and complete strangers to be overwhelming, heartwarming, and inspiring. We welcome your continued prayers and support as I continue my recovery and rehabilitation.  I look forward the day when I will contribute again to the national conversation.”
General Hayden is currently in intensive rehabilitation recovering from a  stroke he suffered last week.
Hayden is a member of The Cipher Brief’s Board of Directors.

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General Hayden is a retired four-star General in the United States Air Force; he was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006-2009 and the Director of the National Security Agency from 1999-2005.

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12 Replies to “A Statement of Thanks From General Michael Hayden”
  1. My prayers for a speedy recovery. You are a national treasure…please continue to add to the national discourse regarding our country and the direction in which you see it going…Respectfully, Richard Kotch

  2. Best wishes! Enjoyed your two books, really look forward to a third book, General Michael V Hayden. I especially, enjoyed your group talks on intelligence, your experiences, and your life.
    *From friends of Canada

  3. I always admired General Hayden when I saw him on television. I am wishing him wellness and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  4. Well wishes in your rehab. Highly respected and needed clarity in the mess we find ourselves in. I’ll continue seeking updates on your progress.
    Thoughts and prayers to you Sir, and your family.
    Merry Christmas.

  5. I wish General Hayden and his family well during the Holiday season. America has not forgotten about him and know the struggle recovery takes.

  6. A good man with a powerful message.
    We wait to see you back on the airwaves speaking truth against tyranny.
    Find peace and strength in your recovery, and enjoy the holidays!

  7. Jeanine and Gen Hayden (Mike)

    You are a hero to me! I was the first military public affairs officer for NSA. Why? Because of your bravery to take a chance on an Agency and a little kid from New Jersey. You then retired me as my officiating Officer in 2003. You hosted my family—whom to this day talk of that day nearly 15 years ago. You hosted my parents (now both deceased) in your office prior to my retirement ceremony. And despite arelentless schedule, you and your incredible wife, sacrificed your time to make my day unforgettable. I was retired by “Daddy DIRNSA”—the man the myth the legend. The person I crafted several hundred intelligence reports to in my career! I write all of this to simply say, it’s our turn—we got your back Mike and Jeanine! We love and admire you and our prayers are with you both for a remarkable and miraculous recovery🙏❤️

    Donny Weber
    USAF Retired (TSgt)
    Current NSA Executive in Georgia

  8. Gen Hayden: My wife and I continue to pray for your comfort and recovery. You are a true American hero.