Captain Cameron Waggoner was born in Port Huron Michigan, United States of America. He entered the United States Navy in December 1979 at Naval Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Illinois. His enlisted career consisted of assignments overseas and within the United States, operational tours aboard ship and with the U.S. Marine Corps. Captain Waggoner achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer (E-7) in September 1987. He was commissioned an Ensign, Medical Service Corps January 1990.
Captain Waggoner’s operational/staff assignments (1990-Present) include USS JOHN F. Kennedy (CV67) and USS PUGET SOUND (AD 38) Norfolk Virginia; Commander Naval Forces Europe/Commander SIXTH Fleet Naples Italy, and Supreme Headquarters Allied Personnel Europe (SHAPE), Casteau, Belgium. II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; 2d MLG (FWD) Al Anbar, Iraq; I Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD), Helmand Province, Afghanistan, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD), Helmand Province Afghanistan; 2d Medical Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Captain Waggoner’s shore assignments (1990-Present) include Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan; Naval Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental Training Center (NAVOSHETC), Norfolk, Virginia; Naval Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee; Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, Duty Under Instruction, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
Captain Waggoner received a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health) from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan; a Master of Arts (National Security and Strategic Studies) from the Naval War College, Newport Rhode Island; and completed his Graduate studies in Toxicology and Risk Assessment at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Captain Waggoner’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy Commendation Medal (7), Navy Achievement (3), and numerous campaign and unit awards.