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William W. Hansen

Cavalry Creek Consulting Group, LLC

6615 Harness Hill Court

Centreville, Virginia 20121

703 447-1888 william.w.hansen@cox.net



William W. Hansen is President of Cavalry Creek Consulting Group, LLC, a Washington, DC based defense consulting company.


Prior to this he served for 24 years in senior leadership positions  at Ford Aerospace, Martin Marietta and the Lockheed Martin Corporation. These responsibilities included Vice President, Army Programs and Special Operations; Vice President, Direct Combat and Missile Defense and Strike Weapons; and Vice President, Information and Services Technology for both civil and commercial programs.  He also participated in strategic planning and merger and acquisition activities. In these positions he was responsible for directing and coordinating the related marketing and legislative activities.


Mr. Hansen is an Army veteran  with  27 years of service. Highlights of this service include being a charter member  of the Chief of Staff Army Assessment and Initiatives group (CAlG), and Chief, Army Studies Group.  Both positions reported directly to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.  He commanded the 1st  Squadron, 10th Cavalry, and served as the Chief of Staff, 4th Infantry Division.  His combat  experience included  command and staff positions  in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment  (Blackhorse) .


Mr. Hansen has contributed to the development of U.S. Army operational concepts and doctrine. He has led transition teams for major army commands. He has published articles in professional journals and contributed to several books.  He served on the Army Science Board and on the Board of Directors of the National Defense University.  He is active in supporting Wounded Warrior related  programs.


He holds a bachelor's and master's degree from  the University of Utah.  Mr. Hansen is a graduate of the Army War College and a Distinguished Graduate of the Navy Command and Staff College, where he received the coveted J. William Middendorf Award for outstanding research. He is a Fellow of the MIT Seminar XXI, International Affairs and National  Policy and a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society.  The U.S. Army Armor  Association has recognized  him as a distinguished Knight of the Order of St. George, the patron saint of the armor  and cavalry community. His military awards and decorations include the Silver Star (2), the Legion of Merit (2), the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry  with Gold Star.  He is also a two-time recipient of the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award.