Mike is a retired Infantry Officer and Force Reconnaissance Marine who served 25 years in the Marine Corps. Mike served as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, Infantry Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer and Senior Security Force Advisor during multiple combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mike has experience with negotiations, operational and strategic planning, cultural awareness, threat detection and organizational leadership. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 2018, Mike was hired as the Director of Security of the Transamerica complex in San Francisco. Mike has since pivoted to the tech world where he works as a project manager focusing on diversity, Inclusion and veteran hiring initiatives. Mike Is a freefall parachutist, combat diver, project management professional (PMP), and Pashtu language speaker. Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) from Central Michigan University.