Lieutenant Colonel Mark Micke
Mark Micke, representing the US Marine Corps, is a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2015–2016 at the Hoover Institution.
Lieutenant Colonel Micke enlisted in the US Naval Reserve as a Seabee in 1988 and was commissioned in the US Marine Corps in 1996. He is an aviation command and control officer by trade. Micke holds a BA in criminology with a minor in political science from the University of Minnesota–Duluth, a master’s degree in military operational art and science from the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College. He has served in a variety of billets, including as an exchange officer with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, as an instructor at the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College, and as the deputy marine liaison officer at the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in Qatar. Most recently, he commanded Marine Air Support Squadron 3 at Camp Pendleton, California. In 1990 he was recalled to active duty for Operation Desert Shield/Storm and has since participated in Operation Southern Watch, Exercise Bright Star 2005, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom. His research at Hoover is focused on current and future national security issues.