Growing up in a military family, Mike Wilson decided at age nine that he wanted to be an Air Force Pilot and pursued the interest in places they lived from Virginia to France.
After graduating from Jay High School in 1972, Mike attended the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where he graduated in 1976. After 11 years of active duty, he joined the Air Force Reserve at the 919th Special Operations Wing, an assignment which took him to Operation Just Cause in Panama and Desert Storm in Kuwait.
In both instances, Gen. Wilson earned the Distinguished Flying Cross. He also served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Enduring Freedom. Today he is a mobilization assistant to the commander of the Air Armament Center at Elgin AFB, Florida.
He is also a Delta Airlines 767ER Captain flying primarily to South America and back. At a time when excelling in the military and serving one’s country requires military leadership we can trust, Brigadier General Michael Wilson is an ideal Pillar of Trustworthiness.