Clay Hutmacher became the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in September 2018.
He was a career United States Army Officer and retired in 2018 having served 40 years in uniform. He commanded at every level during his three tours with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, where he served as the Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, Regimental Commander, and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command.
His last assignment was the Director of Operations in the U.S. Special Operation Command, Tampa, FL. He also led the MH-60 Direct Action Penetrator Platoon Leader for Delta Company.
A native of Wenatchee, Washington, he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval Command and Staff College, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
He and his wife Amy reside in Tampa, Florida.