Mike is Vice President of Protective Services. He leads security and provides protective services as required for Academy activities.
Mike is proficient in martial arts and achieved national recognition as a Close Quarters Combat (CQC) Master Instructor. Previously, he was Founder and Master Instructor of AKT-Inc (Awareness, Knowledge, and Training-Incorporated). He developed specialized, hands-on training for women and their families, instructing them how not to become victims of the violent crimes of rape and sexual assault.
Mike has served in various unique assignments that required his special skills and has gained valuable real-life experience. He has worked alongside the Governor of Utah’s Executive Protection Detail multiple times at public political events. His expertise in creating secure environments has been repeatedly sought after by the Utah County Republican Party’s Executive Committee. He has provided security at personal and public political events throughout Utah.
Mike has a background in law enforcement and public service. He served as a Patrolman for the Austin, Arkansas City Police Department and as a Security Officer for the Arkansas Department of Correction. His law enforcement career was preceded by six honorable years of military service in the US Army. It was while serving in the Army that he developed a passion for personal security.