CPT Michael Strachan attended Ball State United States from 2001-2005 with a BS History. Motivated by 9-11 Michael Strachan joined the ROTC program and was awarded a four year scholarship. On May 5, 2005 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry Branch of the United States Army.
Ball State: B.S. History
Bangkok University: International M.B.A.
Military Education & Schools (in order of completion)
Infantry Officers Basic Course; IED Defeat Train the Trainer Course; and Observer Controller Trainer School and Mission Command Trainers School.
Duty Assignments and Locations
|2001-2005||Cadet at Ball State University, Muncie, IN|
|2005-2005||Gold Bar recruiter Ball State University, Muncie, IN|
|2005-2006||Student at Officer Basic Course, Fort Benning, GA|
|2006-2007||Platoon Leader, A Company 2-152 Mechanized Infantry (Fallujah Iraq)|
|2008-2009||Senior O /T 2nd Battalion 338, 205th Infantry Brigade, Camp Atterbury, IN|
|2009-2011||Student at Bangkok University, Bangkok Thailand|
|2011-2012||O/T, 3rd Group, 1st Brigade, 75th Training Division, Ft Sill, OK|
|2012-||Assistant Professor of Military Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA|
Combat Infantryman Badge
Army Meritorious Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon
Bronze Star Medal
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal w/ 2 Campaign Stars