Lieutenant, Commander, California Highway Patrol, Office of Air Operations
Mike is the commander of the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Program. He is responsible for 173 people; a fleet of 31 aircraft; manages a multi-million dollar annual budget; ensures training and testing of all pilots and flight officers; administers a flight paramedic program; and has overall control of the statewide aviation safety program. As the commander, Mike has a significant leadership role in the California Air Coordination Group, a multi-agency coordination group whose focus is to coordinate aviation assets during a large-scale emergency event. Mike also co-chairs an aviation rule-making committee working group for the Federal Aviation Administration.