| December 1, 1944 (age 71)
Hampton, Virginia (1944-12-01) |
Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal
United States Marine Corps
Naval Postgraduate School, United States Naval Academy
1st Battalion 8th Marines
United States of America
Vietnam War, Gulf War
General Michael William Hagee (born December 1, 1944) was the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (2003–2006), succeeding James L. Jones on January 13, 2003. He stepped down as Commandant two months before the end of his four-year term, and was succeeded by General James T. Conway on November 13, 2006. On that date, Hagee had his retirement ceremony just prior to the change of command ceremony. Hagee retired from the Marine Corps on January 1, 2007.
Hagee was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1944 and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and was a classmate of Oliver North, Charles Bolden, Jim Webb and Michael Mullen. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff College and the U.S. Naval War College. In 2004, he was honored with the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award.
His father, Robert L. Hagee, served as a U.S. Navy pilot in World War II and, in the summer of 2009, was awarded a plaque at the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, now known as the National Museum of the Pacific War (formerly Nimitz Museum) in Fredericksburg, Texas. He and his wife Silke, daughter of the German Air Force brigadier general Werner Boie, have two children.
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