research, writing, military history, avionics, technical traininig
history, technology, aeronautics, avionics, navigation, aircraft, leadership, Christianity, Catholic
1) Teaches military subjects, such as employment and deployment of weapons systems, military aspects of geopolitics, and defense concepts in United States Air Force technical training courses.
2) Specializes in teaching subjects concerned with particular branch of USAF tactics, such as aerospace science and military science.
3) Specializes in teaching theory of operation and practical maintenance of aircraft systems, such as automatic flight control systems, pitot-static systems, and inertial navigation systems.
4) Prepares reports of attendance, grades, and training activities.
5) Keeps records of training accomplishments and confers with supervisory personnel regarding training needs.
Serving as an Air Force (military and contractor) historian for over 20 years, Michael has authored more than 30 classified, multi-volume, unit histories. He wrote many of those histories in combat zones to cover air operations in the Middle East. He has also written historical content for two Air Force base websites. He currently serves as senior historian for the Air Force's headquarters that plans and executes air operations in the Middle East and south Asia.
Although Michael's primary military duties involved writing the annual unit history, he frequently assisted the Public Affairs office by authoring articles on historical topics. His work included a series on the Tuskegee Airmen, another series on the historical roles and contributions of women in the Air Force, and feature-length article on the history of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, when U.S. forces departed after Operation Iraqi Freedom major combat operations in 2003.