Home Church: St Peter Lutheran Church & School – Appleton, WI
Branch: US Army Reserve
Rank: Staff Sergeant
Information: Michael joined the 826th Ordnance Company (Reserve) in Madison, Wisconsin in 1985 as an Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting specialist (MOS 55R). Then joined the reserves as a way to serve his country and help pay for college. After a couple years of counting bullets Michael switched my MOS to become the unit’s Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Non-commissioned Officer (the NBC NCO 54B).
In September, 1990 the 826th was activated for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and he spent 10 months in Saudi Arabia training the unit on NBC defensive tasks and monitoring for chemical attacks at the ammunition depots that had setup. In total Michael served 9 years in the reserves, all with the 826th.
Currently Michael has the privilege of serving at St Peter on the Board of Education, Church Council, LMSG Liaison and the Care Committee.