General Franklin L. Hagenbeck assumed duties as
the 57th Superintendent of the United States
Military Academy, West Point, New York, in June 2006.
to his assignment at West
Point, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 United
States Army, Washington,
Hagenbeck was born on November 25, 1949, in Morocco to a
United States Navy family.
He attended high school in Jacksonville, Florida, and was
commissioned from the U.S. Military Academy in 1971. Later, at Florida State
University, he earned a Masters of Science Degree in Exercise
Physiology and served as an assistant football coach.
assigned to the U.S. Military Academy's Department of Physical
Education, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from
University. General Hagenbeck's military education
includes the Army War
College, Army Command and General Staff College, and the
Infantry Officer Advanced Course.
General Hagenbeck has commanded at every level from company through
division, culminating as Commanding General of the 10th Mountain
Division (2001-2003). He has also served in the 25th Infantry Division
, 10th Mountain
82nd Airborne Divisions
Before becoming Superintendent, General Hagenbeck served as the
Army's Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
, and in
numerous staff positions, including Chief of Staff
, 10th Mountain
Division; Director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, U.S.
Total Army Personnel Command; and Assistant Division Commander
(Operations), 101st Airborne Division.
General Hagenbeck has served in numerous Joint assignments,
including Exchange Officer and Tactics Instructor to the Royal
Australian Infantry Center; Deputy Director for Politico-Military
Affairs; Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5); and Deputy
Director for Current Operations, J33, Joint Staff. General
Hagenbeck served as Commander, Coalition Task Force Mountain,
Operations Enduring Freedom/Anaconda and Deputy Commanding General,
Combined Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan.
General Hagenbeck has been married to his wife Judy for more than
30 years; they have two children( Kelvin and Jane) and four
grandchildren. He is an outspoken advocate of family values and
Awards and decorations
General Hagenbeck's decorations include: