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Mike Powell

Chief Operating Officer

LtCol, USMC (Ret)

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Originally from Great Falls, Montana, Mike is a retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel who returned to Bozeman in 2015. Mike completed three deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as a member of U.S. Central Command’s Combat Analysis Division, and two tours to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

His operational and staff assignments during his 21-year career included Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, U.S. Central Command, and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, serving as both an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot and a logistics officer.

Mike graduated with a BS from Montana State University in Mechanical Engineering Technology and also earned his MS in Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. Upon retirement, he spent several years as a Senior Operations Research consultant for a Fortune 100 financial institution, as well as the Chief Operating Officer for a national continuing professional education provider for financial professionals. Mike enjoys spending time with his two sons, one who is a local Real Estate Agent with a land development firm and the other a dentist in Great Falls.

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