Hawk Carlisle

General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle, USAF (Ret) is the president of the National Defense Industrial Association.

Recent Articles

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    Defense Department

    Industrial Base Continues to Face Difficulties

    December 28, 2020

    Later this month, the National Defense Industrial Association will release its second annual report on the health and readiness of the defense industrial base, “Vital Signs 2021.”

  • Defense Department

    Beating Core of Bipartisanship Still Remains

    September 02, 2020

  • Defense Department

    Warfighter Ingenuity Gives U.S. Forces the Edge

    June 24, 2020

    Imagination and innovation: together they can deliver enormous advantage to America and its partners and allies.

  • Global Defense Market

    Protecting the Fruits of our Labor from China

    April 03, 2020

    For decades, the National Defense Industrial Association and its members have worked hard to ensure U.S. and allied war­fighters enjoy decisive advantage across the spectrum of conflict.

  • Viewpoint

    U.S., Asian Allies Must Maintain a Burning Focus on China

    February 20, 2020

    The greatest value of the 2018 National Defense Strategy is its burning focus on great power competition and specifically the challenge from a surging China.

  • Space

    Unanswered Questions, Concerns Remain About the New Space Force

    January 27, 2020

    At the establishment of the Space Force on Dec. 20, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper stated, “Our military services have created the world’s best space capabilities.

  • Defense Department

    Tough Choices for Military, Political Leaders

    January 09, 2020

    The strategic environment has changed drastically since the Soviet Union’s fall and the rise of China. Our current National Security Strategy accurately defines the threats we face in emerging great power competition, as well as the steps needed to protect the nation.

  • Defense Innovation

    The Association’s Next 100 Years

    November 01, 2019

    As I reflect on my first 30 months as the National Defense Industrial Association’s president and CEO, I’m proud of our team’s accomplishments but, more importantly, excited about our future.