US Senator (R-NE)
Senator Hagel is the former senior United States Senator from the State of Nebraska. He was the second ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a former member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, he worked in the private sector leading investment banking and telecommunications companies. He served as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the 1990 G-7 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations and President and CEO of the World USO. A decorated Army Vietnam War veteran whose honors include two Purple Hearts, President Ronald Reagan nominated him as Deputy Administrator of the Veterans Administration in 1981.