Mike is an expert in strategic planning, organizational efficiency, and problem solving. He recently retired after thirty-seven years of service in the United States Marine Corps, having last served as the Director of the Marine Corps Staff. During Mike's decades of service, he was the head logistician for the Marine Corps, deployed ten times, and served on joint duty three times including in the Indo-Pacific. He has developed particular expertise in autonomous systems and additive manufacturing. Mike is an Executive Fellow with the Institute for Defense and Business. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Naval War College and is a graduate of the School of Advanced Warfighting. He has a B.A. from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.