COL Mike Flanagan USA (RETD) is an independent consultant in the defense industry while also serving as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Virginia (South).  Mike also serves on the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee for the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and represents the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) on Virginia’s Joint Leadership Council for Veteran Service Organizations (JLC VSO).  He is a 1986 graduate of USMA and served 27 years active duty in the Army as an armor officer and later as an acquisition officer.  He has been an active volunteer on GOP campaigns and committees since he retired from the Army in 2013.