Senator Chuck Hagel


Senator Chuck Hagel

Former United States Senator from Nebraska

Charles Timothy “Chuck” Hagel is a former United States Senator from Nebraska.  A member of the Republican Party, he was first elected in 1996 and was reelected in 2002. In 2009, he was elected as Chairman of the Atlantic Council.

Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran, having served in the United States Army infantry, attaining the rank of Sergeant (E-5) from 1967-1968. While serving during the Vietnam War, he received the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, an Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Hagel was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence Committees. He Chaired the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export, and Trade Promotion Subcommittee, the Banking Committee’s International Trade and Finance, and Securities Subcommittees. Hagel also served as the Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group. Hagel is also the author of the recently published America: Our Next Chapter, a straight forward examination of the current state of our nation.

Hagel spoke at a Meet & Greet hosted by The Common Good in 2007.