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"My military experience was the tool which I used to be a successful candidate in anything I did." (Audio Interview, 22:31)

   Michael Mills
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War: Persian Gulf War, 1991
Branch: Army
Unit: 470th MI Battalion
Service Location: Panama; Korea; Germany; Fort Lee and Fort Eustis, Virginia; Homestead Air Force Base, Florida
Rank: Major
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In contemporary warfare, with weapons and other equipment that define high-tech, military personnel who work in support positions are more valuable than ever. Michael Mills never left the States during the Persian Gulf War, but he was responsible for the logistical set-up and maintenance of important intelligence systems that gave the soldiers in the desert an enormous advantage in being able to overcome the enemy quickly and efficiently. He had served the same function a year earlier on site during the Panama Invasion.

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  October 26, 2011
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