Lieutenant General (LTG) F. L. Hagenbeck is President of his own consulting firm based in Jacksonville, Florida. He serves as an expert on leadership and national security issues.
LTG Hagenbeck graduated and was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He holds a Master of Science degree from Florida State University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Long Island University. He also attended the Maxwell School National Security Program at Syracuse University. His military education includes the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College, and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course.
LTG Hagenbeck served our Army for over 39 years culminating as the 57th Superintendent of the U. S. Military Academy. He commanded at every level from company through division including as the Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division. He also served in the 25th Infantry Division, 82d Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, and Training and Doctrine Command.
LTG Hagenbeck served as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel as well as numerous other staff positions. He also served in several Joint assignments, including Exchange Officer to the Royal Australian Infantry Center; Strategic Plans and Policy directorate (J5) and Deputy Director for Current Operations, J33, Joint Staff.
LTG Hagenbeck led the first conventional forces into Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 as the Commander of Coalition Joint Task Force Mountain. He was the senior commander in Afghanistan during the initial defeat of the Taliban; and in March 2002 commanded Operation Anaconda, the largest conventional battle since the end of the Vietnam War. He has received numerous awards and decorations including two Distinguished Service Medals.