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Maj Michael McPherson, Lecturer

Michael McPherson, Major, U.S. Air Force, Lecturer, earned his Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Seattle University in 1999 and his Master of Business Administration from NPS in 2006. His primary military occupation is Financial Management and Comptroller. Assignments include Deputy Chief of Financial Plans and Operations for United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Ramstein, Germany; Director of J8 US Forces Afghanistan South and Southwest; Third Air Force Director of Financial Management and Comptroller, Chief of the CTF Phoenix Afghan National Security Forces Logistic Cell; Chief of Financial Business Operations Branch USAFE/FM; Wing Budget Officer and Financial Services Officer, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and Executive Officer to Director of Financial Management at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Los Angeles, California. Major McPherson has been a routine guest instructor for the NATO Joint Training Center in Bydgoszcz, Poland and served as a consultant to USCENTCOM Multinational Logistics Directorate and the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) in Luxembourg. Major McPherson authored the ANSF Logistics Mentor Training Manuals the Afghan National Army. He drafted the US-NAMSA Standard Operating Procedures for Afghanistan. He has brokered and coauthored several Multinational Logistic Implementing Agreements. He was also the lead designer of the US Joint Acquisition Review Board Portal and the NAMSA Individual Service Request Portal used to streamline and audit all US requirements supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Major McPherson's personal decoration includes the Bronze Star, two Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement medal along with numerous organization and unit level awards.

Contact: mfmcpher@nps.edu, or 831-656-2310

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