Mike retired from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Captain in November, 2014 after serving over 28 years as a helicopter pilot. Mike concluded his career as the Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the Naval ROTC Unit at the University of Virginia.
During his career, Mike had the opportunity to command aviation squadrons within the U.S. and overseas. Most significantly, he commanded the largest aviation unit in the Navy with over 5000 Sailors, 150 helicopters and 15 operational and training units.
Shortly after he retired from active duty, Mike joined the University of Virginia - Curry School of Education Foundation as the Director of Development, raising awareness and financial support for the school of education and the Jefferson Education Exchange.
Raised in New England, Mike received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine (Orono) and later earned his Master’s Degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College.