(USA, Retired, USMA 1974)
Leadership, talent development, strategic planning, education, training, civil military operations, business development, operations, international relations and special operations.
MG Hashem pursued dual careers in both the military and corporate world, serving in the U.S. Army on active duty (24 years) and as a reservist (13 years); and as an engineer, senior manager and executive in the aerospace and information technology industries (27 years). By maintaining two careers simultaneously, he has accumulated over 40 years of experience spanning the military, private sector and academia. His unique career path provides the ability to draw from three distinct domains to build relationships and solve problems.
Master of Arts Thesis: The Dynamics of Chinese - Russian Relations/Several articles on leadership/Numerous military awards to include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star and the Polish Gold Star
An Army paratrooper, ranger and expert infantryman with 37 years of military service, MG Hashem has led organizations at all levels from Second Lieutenant to General Officer. He specialized in civil affairs and was responsible for planning and leading civil-military operations efforts in the 1st and 2nd Gulf Wars in the Middle East and also in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was the Deputy Commander for the Joint Civil-Military Operations Task Force in Bosnia from 1998-1999 where he led 750 personnel from 32 countries in partnership with the international community to restore essential services and rebuild the war-torn infrastructure. MG Hashem also served in Iraq in 2004-2005 as Director, Civil Military Operations and Commander, Task Force 353. His organization played a key role in rebuilding the Iraqi infrastructure and government institutions as well as in conducting the January 2005 elections--the first democratic elections in Iraq’s history. MG Hashem was later assigned to the United States Special Operations Command Headquarters from 2005-2010, overseeing all intellectual and institutional focused activities for a 55,000+ global organization to include training, doctrine, exercises, lessons learned, mission training and planning systems, language, education, futures, concept development, modeling/simulation, war gaming and irregular warfare in addition to serving as President, Joint Special Operations University. His final assignment in the Army was as Director, Coalition Coordination, United States Central Command in 2010-2011 where he was responsible for coordinating international support to coalition operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as serving as the primary interface between USCENTCOM and Senior National Representatives from 60 nations.
MG Hashem also has 27 years of corporate experience with GE, Martin Marietta and Lockheed Martin where he was an engineer, senior manager and executive in program management, operations and business development. In these positions, he led or directly contributed to over $3 billion in winning new business, developed and implemented innovative business processes and training programs and built and transformed a capture operations directorate.
MG Hashem is currently independently employed as a corporate advisor, sits on several non-profit boards, engages in public speaking and participates as a volunteer for numerous charitable endeavors.
MBA, Strategic Planning, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
MA, International Relations/Soviet Studies, University of Pennsylvania
BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
Organizations: US Global Leadership Coalition, National Association of Corporate Directors, Quantum Leap Farm, Union League of Philadelphia, West Point Field Force, Army Ambassador for State of NJ