Mike is a retired Technical Sergeant (E-6) in the United States Air Force. He joined the military as a law enforcement specialist in June 1975 and retired as the noncommissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) of the Public Affairs Office at Beale Air Force Base. He's a former congressional field representative. He joined the VFW in October 2012 as a life member in Post 1555. He earned his VFW membership right in Desert Storm. He is married to his wife, Debbie, they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They belong to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 423, and are members of the Chico Elks RV Club. In his spare time he is a volunteer for the California Highway Patrol. This is Mike's second year as the District 15 Commander.