This was the my house for some of the best years! Of my life. I really have to say that I am still a cadet, that is in my soul. Some of the best and most extraordinary people in the world, I meet in this place…. #GoEagles!
Culver’s announcement of New Commandant of Cadets…
I am pleased to convey the very good news to the broad Culver Community that Colonel Michael Squires, U.S. Army, has accepted the position of Commandant of Cadets at Culver and will report for duty in July 2019. His wife, Sarah, and their two children, Adeline, 13, and Declan, 11, also look forward to moving to Culver.
Mike comes to Culver from West Point where he has served first as Tactical Officer of a 1,100 person Regiment and now serves as the Brigade Tactical Officer of the entire 4,500 Cadet Brigade with staff of approximately 85 commissioned and noncommissioned officers. He is responsible for the academic, military, physical and character development of all of the West Point cadets. As part of his duties, he is also serving as a member of the Superintendent’s strategic decision-making team for West Point.
Mike graduated fifth in his class from West Point in 1998 and while at West Point he attended the U.S. Naval Academy for a semester as part of an exchange program. He has the unusual distinction of lettering in Sprint (lightweight) football at both service academies.
As a junior officer he led a 39-man airborne infantry unit in Kosovo and Tunisia and then commanded a 135 soldier mechanized Infantry Company in Iraq. Next, he built a new airborne Ranger Company for combat duty in Afghanistan while commanding targeted raids in support of Joint Special Operations in that country. Following that experience he spent two years at Fort Benning, Georgia leading the training of 4,000 Rangers annually.
Mike was sent by the army in the fall of 2012 to the highly respected Masters’ program at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He used that education to teach Advanced Economics for three semesters at West Point in the Department of Social Sciences and received the William F. Murdy award for teaching excellence.
After that initial tour at West Point, he became Garrison Commander of Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia, responsible for 5,000 servicemen from four branches of the nation’s Armed Forces with the mission of readying the airfield for training and as a rapid deployment base. He returned to West Point and his present assignment two years ago.
Mike visited Culver twice this winter and some of you may have seen or met him. We look forward to welcoming him, Sarah, Adeline and Declan to the Culver family this summer.
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Pictured: Sarah, Declan, Adeline, and Colonel Michael Squires.