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Associate Laboratory Director, Environment, Safety, Health & Quality and Safeguards and Security

Michael Hazen directs programs that leverage the Laboratory's world-class capabilities in environment, safety, health and security to support the Lab's mission.


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Michael Hazen

Michael HazenMichael Hazen is the Associate Laboratory Director for Environment, Safety, Health, Quality, Safeguards, and Security (ALDESHQSS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where he serves as a leader that protects and preserves people, the environment, resources, and information at a highly specialized and complex scientific and nuclear site. LANL is made up of roughly 12,000 employees, within 35-square-miles and contains 37 historic buildings, 2,000 archeological sites, five endangered species, across multiple mesas, and neighbors three counties and eight Pueblos.

His portfolio includes responsibility for nuclear safety, personnel, information, and physical security, nuclear material control, pro-force contractors, emergency operations, performance assurance, quality, waste management, industrial hygiene, radiation protection, occupational safety, environmental stewardship, protection, and compliance, medical and wellness facilities, and cultural, historic, and endangered species preservation.

Prior to joining Los Alamos, Michael served as Vice President of Infrastructure Operations and Chief Security Officer at Sandia National Laboratories where he had responsibility for Facilities, Safeguards and Security, Emergency Management and Environment, Safety and Health. 

Previously, he served in the Air Force for more than 31 years. His first Air Force assignment was as a Strategic Air Command (SAC) enlisted Security Policeman and he finished his military career as the Director of Security for Space Command, responsible for the safeguards and security of the ICBM fleet. He commanded a Wing (Base), Group, and 3 Squadrons.

Michael earned a Fellowship at MIT, Seminar XXI, M.A in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and a B.S. in Management from the University of Maryland. He also attended, in residence, the Air War College and the Air Command and Staff College.