Army Reserve Command "Best Warriors"

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SPC Derek Michael

Name: Spc. Derek A. Michael

Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.

Unit: 535th Military Police Battalion, Cary, N.C., military police officer


  • graduated Meridian High School, Meridian, Idaho, 1988
  • attended University of North Carolina- Wilmington, Wilmington, N.C.

Personal: self-employed carpenter in Raleigh, N.C.

Military overview:

  • 5 yrs service; 1 ½ yrs Army Reserve, 3 ½ yrs Marine Corps
  • Served in Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait
  • grandfather served in the Marine Corps
  • “Being Army Strong has made me realize what I am capable of.”

View photos and videos of SPC Michael on the Army Reserve Flickr Page.


4 Responses to “SPC Derek Michael”

  1. SFC Angelo said

    Keep up the hard work!!!

  2. SSG Dalton said

    If you perform like you did at Ft. Jackson, this competition is yours. Best of luck!

    304th MP

  3. SPC Myers said

    Good luck buddy. You got this!

  4. Fairly certain that should say father and not grandfather served in the Marines.

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