Commandant Mike Hagee United States Marine Corps


Name of Veteran: Commandant Mike Hagee


Group Name: Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal


AAC Tracking Number #5435


Item Location: Currently on loan to The National Leadership Foundation


Provenance and Tracking History: Gift from General in 2014


Items in the Group Specifics: Complete anodized medal grouping


Why is the group special: The interesting thing about the grouping is that it has a National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal which he received when he served as the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.


Information About the Veteran:

General Michael William Hagee (born December 1, 1944) was the 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (2003–2006), 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.  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.

On the personal side, Mike is someone you would love to know... smart, interesting and charming.  He is a great person, a great general, and a great American.