Michael Bush

Major Michael Bush, U.S. Army, is currently a capabilities development officer at the Intelligence Center of Excellence at Fort Huachuca, AZ.  He holds a B.A. from Wartburg College and a M.A. from Naval Postgraduate School.  During his career, MAJ Bush has served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 172nd Infantry Regiment (Separate), the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), and at the National Training Center.  His experience includes two combat tours in Iraq.

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