Michael has over 45 years’ experience (30 active-duty Air Force) in military operations with a full spectrum of experience as an aviator, instructor, operational test and evaluation member, flight examiner, Air Combat Command and United States Air Forces Europe staff officer/division lead, DESERT STORM air campaign planner and multiple commands. He has over 3,000 hours of fighter and trainer aircraft time, which in addition to combat, includes being a graduate of the USAF Fighter Weapons School in the F-111, and an initial cadre instructor for the F-15E at the USAF Weapons School. Michael graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and is a proud member of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1976, the “Spirit of ’76! He received his master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle University and doctoral degree in strategic leadership from Regent University in 2014. He has authored one book, “Seeing Clearly—Principles, People and Purpose,” and has published several articles.