LTG (Ret) Michael Gould
Lt Gen (Ret) Mike Gould President and CEO of the Gould Group, LLC, leads an independent consulting firm specializing in finding Solutions for tough contemporary challenges through the application of time-tested Leadership and Teamwork principles. A 1976 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he served in a wide variety of operational flying, command and staff assignments throughout a 38-year Air Force career. Mike served as a commander of 7 different organizations, culminating with a four-year assignment as Superintendent of the USAF Academy. He also had three tours at HQ USAF in the Pentagon, including duty as Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force and as Air Force Aide to President, George H.W. Bush. Mike earned a Bachelor degree in Behavioral Science from the AF Academy, where he played defensive back for the football Falcons and later coached under legendary head coach Fisher DeBerry. Mike holds a Master degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University. He is a graduate of Air University’s Squadron Officer’s School, the Air Command and Staff College, and National Defense University’s National War College. In addition, he completed the Kennedy School of Government’s. National/International Security Manager’s Course at Harvard University, and the Executive Management Program at The Kellogg School, Northwestern University. He also served a two-year term on the inaugural College Football Playoff Selection Committee, along with such luminaries as Coach and Congressman Tom Osborne, Hall of Fame, Archie Manning, and former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.