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Brigadier General (Ret) John E. Michel

Gen. Michel is an award-winning author, lifelong learner, and sought-after speaker who is passionate about leadership and people. His innovative and unconventional approach to promoting positive change has been featured in a wide variety of articles, journals, and periodicals, including the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, CEO Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, Huffington Post, National Geographic, Joint Forces Quarterly, and the Washington Post.

During his over 26 years of military service, General Michel held a series of key leadership positions in transportation, logistics, and operations. In addition to leading NATO’s unprecedented 14-nation effort in Afghanistan to build the $6.7 Billion Afghan Air Force, he was the only senior military leader in the Department of Defense to successfully develop and personally lead three large-scale, multi-billion dollar global transformation efforts

 General Michel is a member of the U.S. Council for Competitiveness and serves on various Boards and national councils. He is a staunch advocate for improving access to care for our nation’s most vulnerable population, particularly the disabled and the elderly, and is committed to helping fellow veterans embrace entrepreneurism.