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  • US Naval Academy Grad

  • Masters Degree (SAMS)

  • Former SEAL Commander


Vic Hyder | Co-Founder & Executive Vice President

Director: Cyber & Special Projects

Combat decorated, Navy SEAL Commander Hyder served 20 years as a Naval Special Warfare officer with operational and management experience around the world in all environments. He led teams from size 4 to 400 conducting special operations worldwide in direct combat, peace-time diplomacy, and politically sensitive settings.


CDR Hyder’s leadership and decision-making skills under the most severe conditions earned him the Silver Star (our nation’s 3rd highest combat award - Afghanistan), Bronze Star (Iraq), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (Haiti), and the Presidential Unit Citation, as well as other various medals and awards.

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Hyder also holds a master’s degree in Strategic Thinking and Campaign Planning from the highly selective School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Prior to Archer Tactical, Hyder was the founding member and former Chief Operating Officer of Silent Circle (grew to a $500MM valuation firm); Advisory Board Member; and Keynote Speaker for various venues.  Vic is an accomplished physical and cyber security expert with international business experience leading teams and companies in both government and commercial sectors.

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