Michael (Editor) is a lifelong Duck fan. He grew up in Eugene attending Churchill High School and after four years in the Army he attended the University of Oregon majoring in Finance and Human Resource Management class of 1991. Following college, he received a commission in the United States Air Force where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring in 2011. He had assignments all over the world including twice to Germany, and three tours in the Middle East and as a young captain he spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies AFROTC at Oregon State University. Mike is currently working as a consultant at the Space and Missile System Center in El Segundo California and living in Rancho Palos Verdes.