Michael Hodge is the Vice President for Government Programs at Lynk Global. He has over 40 years of Federal and Commercial experience across multiple industries leading innovative tech companies into the government market space. He previously served as VP Federal to Avocado Systems, a leader in innovative Cyber Security. At Cisco Systems he developed solutions for ISR, C4I, simulation, IoT and connected bases. Prior to that he worked at BAE in consulting, business development and management roles.
A command pilot with over 100 combat missions, Mike retired from the US Air Force as a Colonel in 2007 following a 27-year career. He held numerous leadership and command positions in Special Operations, the Conventional Air Force and the Intelligence Community. Mike holds a MBA from Virginia Tech, a MS in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, a BS in Engineering Management from Virginia Tech and was the first National Defense Fellow to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.