Board of Directors
Lieutenant General Michael D. Maples, U.S. Army (Ret.)
As Hexagon US Federal board chairman, Gen. Maples leverages over 37 years of military experience to provide strategic direction, oversight of operations, and compliance with U.S. Government requirements. Maples is a founding partner of Star Strategies Group, LLC. He served as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and commanded the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) for U.S. Strategic Command. General Maples has received numerous military and foreign decorations, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.
W. Ralph Basham
Mr. Basham has served in senior leadership positions at four of the eight operational components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over the course of his 38-year career in federal law enforcement. Most recently Basham served as Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP). Prior to that, Basham served as Director of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS). Additionally, Basham was named the first Chief of Staff for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He is currently a member of the Command Consulting Group (CCG), an international advisory firm based inWashington, D.C.
David R. Shedd served the United States for 33 years in the intelligence and national security communities. At his retirement from government service in early 2015, he was the Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) following four years of service as DIA’s Deputy Director. Throughout his career, he held a variety of senior management assignments at the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Shedd also served as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy Director for Policy, Plans, and Requirements and as Chief of Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to that, he held key intelligence policy positions at the National Security Council (NSC) and was posted overseas for nine years in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico.Mr. Shedd is currently is a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, an Adjunct Professor at Patrick Henry College teaching national security and intelligence. He holds a B.A. degree from Geneva College in Pennsylvania and a M.A. degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.