Senior Director, Education & Career Training mabianch@syr.edu

Mike Bianchi is the Senior Director, Education and Career Training, for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).

Mike served in the U.S. Army for 28 years, retiring in 2015 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  During his career, Mike made deployments to Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Afghanistan among other locations. His duties included assignments as Recruiting and Operations Officer for Syracuse University Army ROTC, Syracuse; Executive Officer for the US Army Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, Syracuse, and Syracuse University as the Professor of Military Science at Syracuse University.  Mike’s decorations include a Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Aviator Wings, Combat Action Badge, Airborne Wings, Air Assault Wings and the Thai Royal Military Parachutist Badge.

Mike is a 1994 Distinguished Military graduate from Southern Illinois University, and has a Master of Business Administration from Webster University