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Rear Adm. Haigis is a native of Hudson, New Hampshire and a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College.
He served on active duty as fire control officer and CE division officer onboard USS Wasp (LHD 1) and deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort off of Somalia and Operation Southern Watch in the Arabian Gulf.
His staff tours include assistant training officer for Naval Reserve (NR) Military Sealift Command Office Eastern Mediterranean 101, division officer and department head positions with Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) 202, operations officer for NR U.S. Forces Korea Detachment 102, department head and executive officer for NR U.S. Joint Forces Command 206 and deputy, chief staff officer for NR Chief of Naval Operations, Operations and Plans.
His six command tours include units supporting the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center, Commander; US Naval Forces Southern Command/4th Fleet; United States Fleet Forces Command; Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet; Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae and Military Sealift Command’s Cargo Afloat Rig Teams.
Mobilizations include MIUWU 202 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Cargo Afloat Rig Team Two onboard SS Cape Gibson (T-AK 5051) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He has served on active duty as deputy commander, Amphibious Squadron 6 / Task Force 48 embarked onboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) during the Continuing Promise 2010 Humanitarian Civic Assistance mission and with the Chief of Naval Operations staff as executive director of the Readiness Reform Steering Group.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Joint Service, Navy and Marine Corps and Coast Guard Achievement Medals. Haigis served as a committee lead for the Navy Reserve Policy Board.
Last Updated: 20 October 2021
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