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Michael W. Hagee

Michael W. Hagee

Commandant of the Marine Corps

Class of 1968
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps, 2003-2006



General Hagee graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts 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.

His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal with palm, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars, Bronze Star with Combat "V", Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Gold Star, Navy Achievement Medal with one Gold Star, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. General Hagee became the 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps on January 14, 2003.

General Michael W. Hagee retired on 1 January 2007 after serving as the 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps from January 2003 through November 2006.

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