Dr. Guerry "Rusty" Hagins
Executive Director, Naval Service Training Command
Dr. Rusty Hagins is a graduate of the University of California Irvine and was commissioned as a U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Dr. Hagins completed afloat tours in USS Monticello (LSD-35), USS Mobile (LKA-115), Assault Craft Unit Five, and USS Dubuque (LPD-8). Ashore, he completed post-graduate education earning a Master of Arts in Education Administration from San Diego State University, served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy for Commander U.S. Naval Forces Korea, Chief Staff Officer /Executive Officer for Fleet Activities Chinhae, Korea, Inspector General for Naval Service Training Command and Navy Region Midwest, Executive Assistant for Naval Education Training Command, Director of Operations, Analysis and Requirements for Naval Service Training Command, and Executive Officer Naval Reserve Officers Corp Marquette University. He held an Education Training Management proven sub-specialty and Strategic Sealift Specialty Career Path designation.
During a mid-career break in service, he earned two U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine licenses, and sailed commercially before transitioning ashore and serving as Assistant Vice President of Operations and Logistics for P&O Nedlloyd container shipping company. As a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve Component, Dr. Hagins served at the U.S. Naval Academy as a Yard Patrol (YP) craft Officer-in-Charge and seamanship/navigation instructor prior to recall to active duty.
Dr. Hagins received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. He retired from active duty and entered Federal Civil Service in 2015. His current assignment is Executive Director, Naval Service Training Command in Great Lakes, IL.