Mike Ball, editor-in-chief, is a 24-year military veteran. Mike joined the Marines on his 18th birthday in 1989, bounced around to a few different guard and reserve units in Hawaii, returned to active duty in the Air Force in 2000. He has served on aeromedical evacuation teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, as a medic on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan, and as the NCOIC of the Aeromedical Staging Facility at Ramstein Air Base Germany. He retired in 2013.
Mike has spent the last 14 years of his life (literally) carrying his brothers and sisters in arms home from combat zones. He feels a deep sense of duty to do what he can to continue to help fellow veterans, and all current, former, and future members of the U.S. Military community.