General Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps (2003–2006)
|Born||December 1, 1944|
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1968–2007|
|Commands held||Commandant of the Marine Corps|
1st Marine Expeditionary Force
1st Marine Division
1st Marine Division
11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
1st Battalion 8th Marines
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3)|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal
National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal
Michael William Hagee (born December 1, 1944) is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served as the 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2003 to 2006, succeeding General 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, on December 1, 1944 and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas. He graduated with distinction from the United States 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 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 United States 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 United States 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.
|Platoon Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion 9th Marines||1970|
|Commanding Officer, Company A and H&S Company, 1st Battalion 1st Marines||1970–1971|
|Communications-Electronics Officer, Marine Air Command and Control Squadron 1||1971|
|Assistant Director, Telecommunications School||1972–1974|
|Commanding Officer, Waikele-West Loch Guard Company||1974–1976|
|Commanding Officer, Pearl Harbor Guard Company||1976–1977|
|Training Officer, 3rd Marine Division||1977–1978|
|Electrical Engineering Instructor, United States Naval Academy||1978–1981|
|Head, Officer Plans Section, Headquarters Marine Corps||1982–1986|
|Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 2nd Marine Division||1987–1988|
|Executive Officer, 8th Marine Regiment||1988|
|Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 8th Marines||1988–1990|
|Director Humanities and Social Science Division/Marine Corps Representative, United States Naval Academy||1990–1992|
|Commanding Officer, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit||1992–1993|
|Liaison Officer to the U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia||1992–1993|
|Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps||1993–1994|
|Director, Character Development Division, United States Naval Academy||1994–1995|
|Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense||1995–1996|
|Executive Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence||1995–1996|
|Deputy Director of Operations, Headquarters, United States European Command||1996–1998|
|Commanding General, 1st Marine Division||1998–1999|
|Director Strategic Plans and Policy, United States Pacific Command||1999–2000|
|Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force||2000–2002|
|Commandant of the Marine Corps||2003–2006|
Awards and decorations
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- Public Directory of: U.S. Marine Corps General Officers & Senior Executives[permanent dead link] (December 6, 2006), Senior Leader Management Branch (MMSL)[permanent dead link], Manpower & Reserve Affairs, United States Marine Corps. Retrieved on December 6, 2006. MS Word document.
- "Official Biography: General Michael W. Hagee". United States Marine Corps. January 2007. Retrieved January 12, 2007.[permanent dead link]
- United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services (January 2003). Nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee, second session, 107th Congress: hearings before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, on nominations of Adm. Thomas B. Fargo, USN; Lt. Gen, Leon J. LaPorte, USA; Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart, USAF ... April 26, June 20, July 26, September 27, 2002. U.S. G.P.O.
- "General Michael W. Hagee | Veterans Advantage – Military Discounts, Veteran Discounts, Benefits". veteransadvantage.com. September 17, 2003. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
- "Silke Hagee helps families cope with deployments". Stars and Stripes. March 4, 2003.
- This article incorporates text in the public domain from the United States Marine Corps.
- "General Michael W. Hagee, USMC (Retired)". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. Marine Corps History Division. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
- "33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps (Official biography)". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on June 15, 2006. Retrieved June 6, 2006.
- Lowe, Christian (September 26, 2006). "Hagee to step down November 13". Marine Corps Times. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved October 2, 2006.
- "Official Biography:General Michael W. Hagee – Retired, 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps". Biographies: General Officers & Senior Executives. Manpower & Reserve Affairs, United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved October 28, 2009.
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James L. Jones
| Commandant of the Marine Corps
James T. Conway