Captain Kevin Hagen was a dedicated alumni of 848 Royal Roads RCACS. At the age of 13, Kevin Hagen joined 848 RCACS in his pursuit to becoming a Pilot. In 2005, he was accepted to the Glider Pilot Scholarship Course and obtained his Glider Pilot License. He further achieved his Private Pilot License in 2007. In the same year, Kevin Hagen graduated from Lambrick Park Secondary School with honours and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces to attend the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. He completed his Bachelor Degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2011. That led to helicopter training and on December 6, 2013, Kevin was presented with the Gos Goulding Award at his Wings Graduation Ceremony, having finished at the top of his class. Following this, Kevin was posted to RCAF 12-Wing Shearwater in Nova Scotia where he would continue his flight training as a pilot on the CH-124 Sea King helicopter and subsequently the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter.