EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUM: Activities: 2000: Bio: Hughes

November 30, 2000

Lt. General Patrick M. Hughes, United States Army, Retired.

Lieutenant General Patrick M. Hughes, U.S. Army (Retired), President of PMH Enterprises LLC—a private consulting firm specializing in intelligence, security and international relations—retired from the U.S. Army on October 1, 1999 after more than 35 years of active military service.

His last assignment was Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Department of Defense; a position he held for 3˝ years. Other positions of responsibility included Director of Intelligence (J-2), Joint Staff and DIA; Director of Intelligence (J-2), U.S. Central Command; and Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Agency.

Lieutenant General Hughes commanded troops at the detachment, battalion, brigade, and separate Army and Joint agency level. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, in Korea, and participated "on the ground" in U.S. military operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the Middle East, in Somalia, and in the Balkans. He has visited more than 120 nations and was formally trained in the Vietnamese and Korean languages.

His awards and decorations include three awards of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, three awards of the Legion of Merit, three awards of the Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart, and the award of the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Joint Staff Identification Badge and the Army Staff Badge. He is the recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Director’s Medal, and the Director’s Award for Distinguished Service from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has received numerous awards from foreign nations.

Lieutenant General Hughes received his BS-Commerce from Montana State University, MA-Business Management from Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and a two-year Fellowship at the School of Advanced Military Studies. He has received honorary doctorates from Montana State University (Business), and the Joint Military Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence).

He currently consults for SYNTEK Technologies, Inc., Corporate Positioning, Raytheon, General Dynamics, MZM, Inc., Sverdrup Technologies, Inc., Battelle, Northrop Grumman, BTG, Inc., UDT, Inc., and other firms. He has given testimony to several Congressional Committees and has presented his views at the Central Intelligence Agency, Harvard, MIT, the U.S. Special Operations Command, the National War College, the Army War College, the Joint Forces Command, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the Foreign Service Institute, Montana State University, the Joint Military Intelligence College, The Brookings Institution, The Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the World Future Society, the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century and at Autometric, Inc., SAIC, and other commercial firms. He serves on the Defense Science Board’s Task Force on Defensive Information Operations, the Defense Science Board Task Force on Intelligence Needs for Homeland Defense, on the National Commission to Review the National Reconnaissance Office. He also sits on the Board of Advisors of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Board of Advisors of the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy.

His published work includes numerous papers and reports for the U.S. Department of Defense, including a classified publication, A Primer on the Future Threat, The Decades Ahead: 1999-2000. His congressional testimony was published for four years (1996-1999) with the title, Global Threats and Challenges-The Decades Ahead. He recently wrote the foreword to a novel by Major General (USA, Retired) Charles Scanlon, Attaches II-Retribution.

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