Hise is a colonel in the United States Army and has served on active duty for over 20 years. He is also an Academy Professor of Systems Engineering (tenured) at the United States Military Academy, West Point. In addition, Hise is a Military Fellow at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School. He received his M.S. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Masters in Operations from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard Business School.