Commanding Officer

Peter A. Hagge



Commander Hagge was born in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of a career Naval Officer. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1995 and was winged as a Naval Flight Officer in January 1997.

                                                            CDR Hagge’s operational assignments started with the “Diamond Cutters” of VS-30 embarked aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) flying the S-3B Viking. After transitioning to the FA-18F Super Hornet, he was assigned to the “Diamondbacks” of VFA-102, embarked aboard USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), and served as a Department Head with the “Swordsmen” of VFA-32, embarked aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75).

            Shore assignments include: VS-41 at NAS North Island, CA, as an S-3B Instructor; Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic at NAS Oceana, VA, as a Strike Fighter Tactics and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) Instructor; and NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation at NSA Norfolk, VA, as acting Branch Head, Office of Security.

            CDR Hagge is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN), holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.

CDR Hagge has accumulated over 3,252.7 total flight hours, 1,967.3 FA-18F Super Hornet flight hours, and 1,000 arrested landings.  His awards include the 2008 Commander Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic Weapon Systems Officer of the Year, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.