• Master Sergeant Mike Nichols

    Senior Army Instructor   School Hours:  7:45 - 1615 hrs daily.  Phone: (517) 990-6606


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    Name: Nichols, Michael A.

    Master Sergeant (R)

    Years of active service: 28 years   

    Marital status: Married (wife Kimberly)

    Business telephone number: (517)990-6606


    Civilian education:

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Baker College Graduate Center, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA, Magna Cum Laude) Baker College of Jackson, Associate General Studies (Highest Honors), Barton County Community College

    Military education:

    Primary Leadership Development Course (1988), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (1990), Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course (1999), Structured Self-Development – Level 4, Army National Guard NCOIC Course (2009), Recruiting and Retention NCO Course (2004), Army Recruiter Course (1998), Sapper Leader Course (1996), Air Assault Course (1996), Fast Rope Master Course (1996), Drug and Alcohol Course (1991), Fiscal Law Course (2000), Combat Lifesaver Course (1990).

    Decorations, awards and citations:

    Army Commendation Medal (4th award), Army Achievement Medal (5th award), Good Conduct Medal (9th award), National Defense Service Medal, South West Asia Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Michigan National Guard Recruiting Ribbon, Michigan National Guard Broadsword Service Medal (3rd award)

    Air Assault Badge, Marksman Badge, Army National Guard Expert (Master) Recruiting Badge, U.S. Army Recruiting Recruiter Ring (USAREC), Sapper Tab

    Civilian affiliations:

    Adjunct Professor, Baker College of Jackson, Baker College Graduate Student Alumni, Audie Murphy Club Member (1998), Sergeant Morales Club Member (1995), AUSA Member, NCO of the Quarter 101st Airborne Division (1998), NCO of the Year 326th Engineer Battalion (1997), NCO of the Quarter 23rd Engineer Battalion (1995), NCO of the Quarter 3rd Engineer Battalion (1992), Soldier of the Month/Quarter 9th Engineer Battalion (1988) 


    Significant experience:

    Michigan Army National Guard – AGR (20040211 - 20141031)

    Recruiting and Retention Section Chief, Recruiting and Retention Battalion (May 2009 – 20141031)

    Recruiting and Retention NCO, Recruiting and Retention Battalion (20040211 – 20090430)

    Army – Active Component (19860122 - 20040210)

    Operations NCO, Co A 1st Engineer Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas (February 2003 - February 2004)

    U.S. Army Recruiter, USAREC, Lansing, Michigan, (September 1998 – January 2003)

    Squad Leader / Assault Command Post (ACP) NCO Co A 326th Engineer Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY (January 1996 – August 1998)

    Squad Leader, Co A 23rd Engineer Battalion, Friedberg, Germany (December 1993 – December 1995)

    Squad Leader, Co D 54th Engineer Battalion, Wildflecken, Germany (January 2003 – November 2003)  

    Team Leader, Co A 3rd Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia (June 1989 – December 2002)

    Combat Engineer, Co C 9th Engineer Battalion, Aschaffenberg, Germany (May 1986 – May 1989)

    Basic Training, Co B 4th Battalion 2nd Training Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (January 1986 – May 1986)  


    Civilian Experiences:

    Twenty-eight years of military service, committed to mission first - people always.

    Leader, Manager, Mentor and Role Model.

    An experienced team builder, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts.

    Demonstrates effective presentation, verbal and written communication skills.


    Senior Army Instructor, Army JROTC – 2017 - Present

    Army Instructor, JROTC – 2014-2017

    Jackson High School Boys Basketball Assistant Coach 2007 - 2018


    Baker College Instructor, Jackson Campus                                                                   2013 – Present


    Human Resources and Employment Law BUS 4110

    Principles of Macroeconomics ECN 2010 

    Principles of Microeconomics ECN 2110

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