Michael D. Connolly | U.S. Army | Contributor   

Michael is a former Army Staff Sergeant who served in the Infantry, completing two combat tours to Iraq, from 2005 to 2006 and 2007 to 2008. He recently served as the Director, Military and Veterans Affairs for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland-College Park. Previously, he was Director, Office of Military and Veteran Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is a member of the Truman National Security Project Defense Council and is the Director of Communications for Veterans4Diplomacy, and the Vice President of Communications for the Ivy League Veterans Council. A frequent political campaign staffer, he has worked in field, finance, and as a speechwriter. Michael graduated with B.S. and an M.S. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.