Bachelor of Science in Engineering with distinction, United States Naval Academy, 1968. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School, 1969. Master of Arts in National Security/Strategic Studies, Naval War College, 1987.
Graduate, Command and Staff College, 1982. Graduate, United States Naval War College, 1987.
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 also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the United States. 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 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 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.