He served at SEAL Team FOUR and completed a Southern Command deployment. He later transferred to SEAL Team EIGHT and completed a Central Command deployment as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge. He later transferred to SEAL Team TEN as Officer-in-Charge of ECHO Platoon.
During his service Mike was awarded the Bronze Star (with “V” for Valor), Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2 awards), Navy Expert Rifle, and Navy Expert Pistol.
Mike is survived by his wife Laura, his daughter Molly, and the dog Loki.