Rear Admiral Norman Robert Hayes, BS, MA, MSM, DMSM, LM, DSSM
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Rear Admiral Norman Robert Hayes, BS, MA, MSM, DMSM, LM, DSSM
Rear Admiral Norman Robert Hayes retired in 2013 from the United States Navy and is a Governor and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned B.S. from Indiana University in 1977 and a M.A. in 1996 from the United States Marine Corps University. His Professional Military Education (PME) includes the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.
Rear Admiral Hayes has a distinguished record of volunteerism and naval service. He was commissioned in August 1982 as a Naval Intelligence Officer. His initial assignment was Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 15 (HS-15) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Deploying aboard the USS Independence (CV-62), he participated in Operation Urgent Fury and supported operations off the coast of Lebanon in 1983 to 1984.
From 1986 to 1989, he was assigned to the Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility, Western Pacific, Kamiseya, Japan. For the period of 1989 to 1991, he was a member of the Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) personal staff at the Pentagon. He served as the deputy executive assistant, and head, DNI Secretariat. He returned to sea duty with Commander, Carrier Group One, San Diego, as the assistant intelligence officer in 1991.
He was selected as the junior intelligence officer detailer, and community manager and intelligence community placement officer. He subsequently attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College receiving his master’s degree.
In September 1996, he reported to United States Special Operations Command in Tampa, Florida, as Chief, Analysis Division, Special Operations Command Joint Intelligence Center. Prior to reporting to USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in the summer of 2000 as the ship’s intelligence officer, he spent nine months at Commander, Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as Chief, Command Support and Fleet Support Divisions, Intelligence Directorate.
From 2002 to 2004, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence for the Commander of the 7th Fleet. Subsequently, he reported as executive assistant to the DNI from September 2004 through August 2005.
In September 2005, he reported to Combined Forces Commander – Afghanistan as CJ2, Director of Intelligence, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Kabul, Afghanistan.
In November 2006, Rear Admiral Hayes reported to Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC), and on June 22, 2007, he assumed command of the Center for Naval Intelligence and NMITC. In September 2008, he became the Director, National Security Operations Center at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland.
Rear Admiral Hayes assumed the position as the Director of Intelligence, United States European Command in Germany in January 2010. He held senior responsibility for all theater intelligence systems, plans, policy and contingency intelligence activities of U.S. Forces in the European Theater. He retired from Naval service in April 2013.
Rear Admiral Hayes’ personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (4), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal (4).
As a Governor and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Rear Admiral Norman Robert Hayes is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.