- ABOUT US
- CAMPUS LIFE
- GRADUATE STUDIES
The son of Master Chief Petty Officer and Marianna Hegarty, Captain Mike Hegarty enlisted in the United States Navy in 1976 immediately after High School. Initially serving in USS TREPANG (SSN-674), a fast attack submarine, he afterwards instructed at Basic Enlisted Submarine School. During this time frame, he promoted to Chief Petty Officer, attained a B.A. in Education from Southern Illinois University, and received a commission as an Engineering LDO.
Initial sea tours following commissioning include Boilers Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG-2); Assistant Material Officer on COMDESRON TWELVE staff and Chief Engineer in USS PAUL (FF-1080).
After re-designating as a Surface Warfare Officer and following Department Head School, he served as Chief Engineer in USS LEAHY (CG-16), Chief Engineer in USS ENGLAND (CG-22), Weapons Officer on COMDESRON SEVENTEEN staff and Combat Systems Officer on COMDESRON EIGHTEEN staff.
Command tours include USS DEXTROUS (MCM-13) (FDNF in Bahrain), Commissioning CO of USS NITZE (DDG-94) and USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG-62).
Tours ashore include Combat Systems Instructor at Department head school (SWOS); Student at the Naval War College (M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies); Head Surface Placement Officer at Naval Personnel Command in Millington TN; an IA in Baghdad and Basra in support of OIF; Deputy Chief Readiness Officer and N6 for Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic; and Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Pacific Fleet.
Personal awards include: Legion of Merit (2), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (8), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3).
He reported to Maine Maritime Academy June 2012.
The Marines are the best, most elite military force in the world. To lead Marines requires a brand of leadership, a way of responding to challenging circumstances, that can be taught only in the Marine Corps' officer programs. Your reward as a Marine Officer is knowing that you're among the best of the best.
On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress resolved that two battalions of Marines be raised to serve during the war between Great Britain and the Colonies. They further resolved that this force be acquainted with maritime operations in order to serve aboard naval vessels. Thus, the United States Marine Corps has always been an expeditionary naval force ready to defend the nation's interests overseas.
Our expeditionary naval capabilities are critical in a world where 70% of the world's countries are located within 200 miles of the coast. Come to school as a Marine Option at Maine Maritime Academy and you are 200 feet from the coast... You'll learn the fundamentals of sailing, logistics, and nautical science while acquiring a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine License. The United States Marines excel at small vessel operations... There's no finer Maritime Academy than Maine Maritime for teaching you the basics in a hands on go to sea environment.
The common denominator is leadership. Marine Officers are required to be leaders and are selected on their potential leadership qualities. After selection and commissioning, the Marine Corps will spend approximately one year training you as a Second Lieutenant prior to taking charge of enlisted Marines. Our training is tough. It has to be; Marine Officers take on responsibility well beyond their years. Here at Maine Maritime we give you a leg up. After all, over 300 Marines stormed the British fortifications here in Castine back in 1779, and the lessons we learned then haven't been forgotten today.
As we move into the 21st century, we face a rapidly changing world with complex situations. Our focus must be on training people to make sound decisions under rapidly changing conditions. The Marine Corps must be prepared for what may be called a "three-block war." On one block we may deliver humanitarian assistance to help people survive. Moments later, on the next block, we may be called upon to take a harder line as a peace-keeping force. Finally, if hostilities do erupt, we must be able to win mid-intensity battles on a third block. To effectively make the right decision for the situations we face on each block requires a sharp and agile mind, and the ability to take charge.
If you are interested in being one of us - developing your self-discipline, your decision-making ability, and your leadership - consider attending Maine Maritime as a Marine Option Midshipman or as a participant in the MECEP active duty commissioning program. Keep an open mind; the Marine Corps is unlike anything you have ever experienced. We offer no excuses, and we take none. We make Marines and we win battles. No compromises.
When trouble comes to our country there will be Marines... somewhere... who, through hard work, have made and kept themselves ready to do something useful about it, and do it at ONCE!
OATH OF OFFICE
I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.
Code of Conduct
Chain of Command
President of the United States
The Honorable Mr. Obama
Vice President of the United States
The Honorable Mr. Biden
Secretary of Defense
The Honorable Mr. Panetta
Secretary of the Navy
The Honorable Mr. Ray Mabus
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
GENERAL Dempsey, USA
Chief of Naval Operations
ADM Greenert, USN
Commandant of the Marine Corps
GEN Amos, USMC
Chief of Naval Education and Training
RADM Kilkenny, USN
Stand, Navy, out to sea,
Fight our battle cry.
We'll never change our course,
So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail on to victory and sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!
Anchors Aweigh my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to college joys,
We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night on shore,
Drink to the foam.
Until we meet once more,
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.
From the Halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land, and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom,
And to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.
Our flag's unfurl'd to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far-off northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes,
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
Rocks and Shoals
Midshipman will always carry a black pen and paper while in uniform.
Midshipman will always have their I.D. card in the left breast pocket of their uniform (Eagle up, Face out).
Midshipman will only wear prescription eye wear while in uniform. Conservative sunglasses are permitted; faddish and colorful sunglasses are not. However, sunglasses are not allowed in any formation.
Midshipman will not walk on grass while in uniform.
Midshipman will knock three times on a hatch prior to requesting permission to enter.
Midshipman will not wear covers or any other headgear in battalion spaces or naval science classes.
Midshipman Officers are called "Sir" or "Ma'am" while in uniform. Those who are not officers are referred to as "Mr." or "Miss."
When walking with a superior, the superior is always on the right side; this is the position of honor.
When a Unit Officer enters or leaves the Battalion Office, "Attention on Deck" will be called.
There will be no use of any form of tobacco while in battalion spaces.
Midshipman will conform to U.S. Navy / Marine Corps' grooming standards.
Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.
Never point the weapon at anything that you do not intend to shoot.
Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire.
Keep the weapon on safe until you intend to fire.
Our goal here at the NROTC Unit is to provide instruction in physical fitness that ultimately results in the midshipmen becoming healthier, faster, and stronger WITHOUT injury. That process is a combination of individual effort and group athletics in a structured goal oriented program.