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Michael "Mike" Angley is the award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy. He retired from the Air Force in 2007 following a 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He held 13 different assignments throughout the world, among which were five tours as a Commander of various units, to include two Air Force Squadrons and a Wing. He is a seasoned criminal investigator and a counterintelligence and counterterrorism specialist. Mike Angley has an M.A. in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is a former National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International University, Miami, FL, and is an Honor Graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Korean language program.
Oct 15

Mike Angley Guests on Lyn Cote’s Strong Women, Brave Stories Blog

I’ve heard tales that my dad was the very first person in the history of medicine to have survived this particular operation. But he was not out of the woods yet. He was in a coma for three months, and when he finally came out of it, he was permanently paralyzed on the right half of his body. All the while my dad was in the hospital, my mother made the trip back and forth between Newark and NYC by bus, visiting with him and praying for him. Throughout all this she not only had to care for her four children, she also gave birth to me. It was tough, and while I was too young to even be aware of what she endured, I often think about how she must have struggled through it all. Read More

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Oct 13

Pictures from the Military Writers Society of America’s Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida

I had my veni vidi vici moment in the sun this past weekend — well, the vici is a stretch, but I did walk away with my Silver Medal for Fiction in my hands. The Military Writers Society of America’s (MWSA) Annual Conference took place at the Westin Imagine hotel, Orlando, Florida from October 9 – 10, 2009. I had a great time, met some wonderful people, and enjoyed great activities. I wanted to capture the weekend with some of the pictures I took. Please enjoy them and feel free to comment. Read More

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Oct 13

Mike Angley Op-Ed Article in Security Director News

Arguably, the top three challenges military members face when they hang up the uniform one last time are: understanding the private-sector culture, translating military experiences into civilian terms, and possessing the right education to land that perfect job. The various installation Transition Assistance Program offices do a great job in preparing troops for the first two challenges, but oftentimes education is overlooked in the process. Read More

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Oct 12

Help Mike Angley Select His Next Book Portrait

I recently had a professional photographer do a photo shoot and come up with some portrait options for me to use on my next book. I need some help deciding which one I should use. Please vote by commenting to this post or sending me an email: author@childfinder.us. Read More

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Oct 03

Mike Angley Op-Ed Article on CareerPoliceOfficer.Com

With the recent passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, there
are now more education benefits available for service
members than ever before. Eligibility begins for
veterans with as few as 90 days of service after
September 10, 2001, and quickly “maxes out” with 36
months of service. Tuition, books, and fees are
covered within certain program caps, and in many
situations vets are entitled to a monthly housing
stipend and a relocation allowance. For military
members willing to extend their service a little longer,
these benefits may now be transferable to dependent
spouses and children.

While the unfortunate events of 9/11 brought about
this new GI Bill, they also ushered in a new focus on
strategic security. The United States restructured
major components of the intelligence and law
enforcement communities (IC & LE), resulting in
significant job growth in these arenas. Along with
these new jobs has come a greater demand for a
more professional, better-trained workforce. Read More

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Oct 03

Mike Angley Op-Ed Article on MilitaryDegree.Com

With so many service men and women returning home from active duty, it is a time of transition and decision-making for young heroes in this country. Throughout my 25-year USAF career, I’ve seen thousands of airmen go through this transition and face the unique challenge of re-entering the civilian workforce. When I retired, I made this transition myself and witnessed first-hand the uncertainty and anxiety inherent in leaving behind the comfort and security of a military career. Whether you are retiring with 20+ years of service, or leaving after your first hitch, this transition can be daunting.

Arguably, the top three challenges military members face when they hang up the uniform one last time are: understanding the private-sector culture, translating military experiences into civilian terms, and possessing the right education to land that perfect job. The various installation Transition Assistance Program offices do a great job in preparing troops for the first two challenges, but oftentimes education is overlooked in the process. Read More

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Oct 03

Mike Angley Interviewed by Homeland Security Outlook Magazine

The greatest lesson I learned in the process is the value of preparation. That may sound obvious, but the reality is there is a whole lot packed into the word preparation when it comes to making the ultimate military-to-civilian transition. The sooner one begins to prepare, the smoother it will be when the time comes. One of the best things I did was to attend my host base Transition Assistance Program (TAP). During my TAP class I made a list of the main things to accomplish before I became a civilian, which were the long poles in the tent. As I inched closer to the big day, I took advantage of some of the specialized classes the Airman and Family Readiness Center–the USAF TAP people–provided, things like resume development and interview skills. The basic TAP course covers these very well, but I found the hands-on specialized classes held separately from the TAP course to be great skill enhancers. Read More

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Oct 02

Mike Angley to Attend Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Conference in Orlando, Florida Oct 9 – 10, 2009

* We are an association of more than eight-hundred authors, poets, and artists, drawn together by the common bond of military service. Most of our members are active duty military, retirees, or military veterans. A few are lifelong civilians who have chosen to honor our military through their writings or their art. Our only core principle is a love of the men and women who defend this nation, and a deeply personal understanding of their sacrifice and dedication.
* Our skills are varied. Some of us are world class writers, with many successful books. Others write only for the eyes of their friends and families. But each of us has a tale to tell. Each of us is a part of the fabric of Freedom. These are our stories…
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Oct 01

Mike Angley, Henley-Putnam University Professional Wins Prestigious Literary Award

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 1, 2009 — Henley-Putnam University Public Relations Officer Mike Angley’s mystery/thriller debut novel, Child Finder, received the Silver Medal in the Fiction category in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America’s Annual Awards program. He will attend the MWSA’s annual conference in Orlando, FL from October 9 – 10 to receive this prestigious honor. Read More

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