Former NGB Director of Logistics, Maj. Gen. William S. Hadaway III, retires
By Senior Master Sgt. Preston Chasteen, 138th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 13, 2015
TULSA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Okla. -- Former Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. Harry M. Wyatt III (ret.), was the presiding officer for a retirement ceremony held here for Maj. Gen William S. Hadaway III, former Director of Logistics, National Guard Bureau, April 11, at the Brig. Gen. Joseph W. Turner complex.
As Director of Logistics, Hadaway served as the principle advisor to the Chief, National Guard Bureau and Vice Chief, National Guard Bureau for all logistical and engineer matters to include supply, maintenance, transportation, acquisition logistics, installation/facility, environmental issues, emergency management assistance compacts and the domestic mobilization of Army and Air National Guard .
"He always commanded with dignity and compassion," stated Wyatt. "Regardless of rank, we are all human beings and that was how he led."
Upon graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978, and attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB, Okla.
After various assignments, he joined the Oklahoma Air National Guard in 1987 as an A-7D pilot, and later was instrumental in the transition to the F-16C at the Tulsa ANG unit.
During his time at the 138th, Hadaway served as the 125th Fighter Squadron Commander, 138th Operations Group Commander, and the 138th Fighter Wing Commander.
"He made a huge imprint on the 138th," said Lt. Col Marc Scorsone, 125th Fighter Squadron Commander.
Hadaway commanded multiple peacetime and combat deployments, to include defense of the No-Fly Zone inside Iraq during Operation Northern Watch in 1998 and Operation Southern Watch in 2001.
Currently and during his tenure with the Air National Guard, Hadaway works as a Boeing 777 Captain for Delta Airlines flying ultra-long range routes which include Europe, Middle East, Pacific Rim and Africa.