MCPO(SW) Gerald H. Hagdorn
Command Master Chief
Master Chief Hagdorn hails from Middletown, New Jersey, and enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program in November 1988. He completed Basic Training, Electronics Technician “A” school and “Nuclear Power” school at RTC/NTC Orlando, Florida. He graduated from the S3G Nuclear Reactor Prototype in Balston Spa, New York, in 1990.
Master Chief Hagdorn served on board USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN-723), USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS-36), and USS SIMON LAKE (AS-33). He served as CE Division LPO on USS O’BANNON (DD-987) where he made Chief Petty Officer in 2004. He also served as Combat Systems Department LCPO on USS KAUFFMAN (FFG-59) where he made Senior Chief Petty Officer 2011. During all of his operational assignments he deployed once to the Horn of Africa AOR, once to the north Atlantic, twice to the Mediterranean Sea, four times to the South Com AOR.
Master Chief Hagdorn’s first shore tour was at NAVAL SUBMARINE SUPPORT FACILITY (NSSF) in Groton, Connecticut, where he worked at Module Screening and Repair Activity. His second shore tour was at TRAINING SUPPORT CENTER HAMPTON ROADS (TSC-HR) where he served as the N62 Information Technology Department LCPO for all the bases in the greater Hampton Roads area. His most recent shore assignment was COMMANDER NAVAL AIR FORCES ATLANTIC (COMNAVAIRLANT) as the N7 Combat Systems Coordinator. While there he made Master Chief Petty Officer in 2014, and selected for CMC in 2015.
Master Chief Hagdorn has an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Management from Saint Leo University. He attended the Navy Master Enlisted Academy (Class 164, Green) and CMC/COB Course. He holds NEC’s for EHF Communication Systems, Combat Systems Senior Enlisted, and is a Master Training Specialist.
Master Chief Hagdorn’s personal decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), the Good Conduct medal (five awards) and various unit and campaign ribbons.