Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sorry I missed this IMPORTANT event on 15 August aboard USS MISSOURI in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Rear Admiral Andy Singer provides remarks on Captain Hagy's remarkable career as a Cryptologic Technician, Cryptologist and Information Warfare officer.  He was the guest speaker at Captain Jim Hagy's retirement aboard USS MISSOURI on 15 August after 40 years of service to our great Navy.

Jim Hagy in the Kunia Tunnel while CO
of Navy Information Operations Command Hawaii

Captain Jim Hagy was born in Evansville, IN, and raised in rural Virginia. He enlisted in 1974 and attended Cryptologic technician Collection “A” School at Corry Station, Pensacola, FL, graduating in 1975. 

His assignments include duty at Naval Security Group Activities in Japan, Guam, Spain, Illinois and Virginia. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 1986 while deployed aboard USS IOWA (BB 61).

Hagy was commissioned in 1987 and his first assignment was NSGA Galeta Island, Republic of Panama. He was assigned to USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (DD 968) as Electronic Warfare Officer from 1990 to 1992, and participated in the Personnel Exchange Program with the Royal Australian Navy in New South Wales, Australia, from 1993 to 1995.

Hagy reported to Naval Technical Training Center Pensacola, FL in 1995 and served as Division Officer for the CTR A and C Schools Division until 1998. He was then assigned to Commander, Amphibious Task Force Cryptologic Resource Coordinator until 2000, and assumed duties as Officer-in- Charge U.S. Naval Detachment Combined Support Group Alice Springs, Australia until 2002. Hagy was assigned to the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Norfolk, VA, as deputy director for Naval Security Group Atlantic until 2005. His last assignment was Navy Personnel Command as Information Warfare Officer Community Manager, Senior Placement Officer, and Detailer for Navy Information Warfare Officers. He served as Commanding Officer of NIOC Hawaii from July 2008 to July 2010 and followed that with assignments in Hawaii which carried him to his retirement this month.

Fair Winds and Following Seas, Jim.  Mahalo and Aloha !!


Anonymous said...

An exceptional Navy Officer.

Anonymous said...

It can finally be said - HE IS THE LAST OF HIS KIND.

James L. Hammersla said...

I worked in the vicinity of CAPT Hagy one time for a few days in Millington. He was a really interesting person to talk to and took some time to answer some silly JO questions. A real gentleman. Fair winds and following seas sir.

Anonymous said...

An unselfish, servant leader of the first order.

Anonymous said...

When I was the Supply Department Head at NSGA Galeta, Ens. Jim Hagy was my mentor. He didn't know it, but I often learned from him during our discussions at the administration building. It was good to serve with you, Captain Hagy. Fair winds and following seas. Lt Bob Giese, SC, USNR-R (Retired)

Anonymous said...

CAPT Hagy was the very best kind of Naval Officer. He is a true gentleman who cares about the people he works with. 40 years. Amazing. Job well done CAPT.