James M. Hoskins
A Valuable Asset to the Intelligence Community
Inducted in 2013
From his prominent military career to his leadership in corporate management, James M. Hoskins made significant advances in our nation’s defense programs. Hoskins, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at Scitor Corporation, made a name for himself as an engineer and is considered a valuable asset to the intelligence community.
Hoskins graduated from Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering in 1981. After graduation, he embarked on a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer, ultimately achieving the rank of major. His government and military experience include key assignments at the Air Force Cryptologic Depot, the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. During his tenure, he was nationally recognized for directing several innovative studies of large-scale national space programs guiding the strategic thrusts and future development of some of the nation’s most important national collection architectures.
Hoskins participated in several national-level commissions, including serving as a principal drafter of the 1992 Woolsey Blue Ribbon Panel Report lauded by Congress. In recognition of his many contributions to the intelligence community, he received the Distinguished Intelligence Service Medal from the director of central intelligence, the Bronze Medallion from the director of the National Security Agency and two Defense Superior Service Medals from the secretary of defense. In 1994, Hoskins joined Scitor Corporation, one of the nation’s leading providers of engineering services to the intelligence community, as director of special projects. He quickly advanced in the company becoming president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board. His vision, leadership and experience were a significant factor in growing Scitor’s annual revenue from $16 million to more than $600 million today with more than 1,400 employees. Additionally, Hoskins was the architect, strategist and leader of a major company restructuring that resulted in moving headquarters and company operations from California to Virginia, leading the way to making Scitor Corporation a 100 percent employee-owned company.
Scitor’s growth and success are a testament to Hoskins’ leadership and expertise. The organization received several awards including recognition from Inc. magazine as a national grand champion for customer satisfaction, the MCI Positive Performer Grand National Award, the Companies as Responsive Employers Award and a top 10 placement on the Fortune magazine list of Best Companies to Work for in America.
Hoskins is a founding member of Auburn Research & Development Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering scientific and engineering research in our state and enhancing economic development in our region. He serves on the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council and is a member of the Ginn Society, the Engineering Keystone Society and the Engineering Eagles Society. In 2006, he was honored with Auburn’s Electrical Engineering Outstanding Alumnus Award. In 2012, he was elected to the board of the Auburn University Foundation.
Hoskins and his wife, Bertha, also an Auburn University graduate, reside in Reston, Va. They are the proud parents of Alexander James, a 2010 Auburn graduate.