Today’s Colorado Springs Gazette contains a helpful guide for primary voters for which each candidate was asked to provide input. While I appreciate the need to edit responses due to space limitations, some key and important information was not included in the final edition.

Specifically, many key facts about my education and experience are AWOL from the Gazette piece.

Here’s a link to my original input where you can read my entire background as presented to the paper: Colorado Springs Gazette Voter Guide: El Paso County Sheriff Republican Candidate Mike Angley

Here’s a summary as well:


  • National Defense Fellow and Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, FL, 2002
  • Master of Arts (MA), National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1986
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Criminal Justice & Psychology, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1981
  • National Defense University, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA, 1998
  • Air Command and Staff College, Montgomery, AL, 1996
  • Honor Graduate, Defense Language Institute, Korean, Monterey, CA, 1986
  • Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, 1981
  • Served 10 years as the Senior Military Advisor and Law Enforcement Liaison to the President of Henley-Putnam University, 2007 – 17
  • Served 25 years as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), sister agency to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), 1982 – 2007
  • Air Force Colonel and one of the senior-most Law Enforcement Executives within the Department of Defense (DoD) upon retirement
  • Commander/Special Agent in Charge of FIVE military/federal law enforcement field offices
    • Commander, OSI Region (Wing Command equivalent), Peterson AFB, CO (responsible for 13 subordinate field offices, Air Force Space Command, NORAD/NORTHCOM, and the Air Force Academy), 2005-07
    • Commander, OSI Korea (responsible for five subordinate field offices and the entire Korean Peninsula), 2004-05
    • Commander, OSI Okinawa, Japan (responsible for Okinawa and all Ryukyu islands), 2002-04
    • Commander, OSI Middle East (responsible for five subordinate field offices and 20 countries), 1996-98
    • Commander, OSI Misawa AB, Japan (responsible for northern half of Japan), 1990-93
  • Chief, Counterintelligence Staff Office, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, NE (responsible for coordination of all CI activities in support of nation’s nuclear arsenal), 1998-2001
  • Staff Officer, Air Force Inspector General, Pentagon (responsible for criminal and counterintelligence policy and oversight of all Air Force corruption investigations), 1993-95
  • Terrorism Analyst, HQs Air Force OSI (responsible for the Asia-Pacific theater), 1987-90
  • Street-level federal law enforcement officer, various OSI field offices, 1982 – 2007
Career Highlights:
  • Supervised hundreds of law enforcement officers; oversaw thousands of investigations and operations; managed multi-million-dollar budgets with full transparency and accountability
  • Personally decorated by South Korea’s President and National Police Commissioner for stopping a Middle East terror cell in Seoul before it carried out an attack
  • Led U.S.-Japan counter-narcotics operations that eradicated $8M of drugs meant for sale to military members
  • Countered a Soviet KGB agent’s efforts to steal critical U.S. technology and stymied Russian military progress for years
  • Recovered over $2.7M U.S. taxpayer dollars lost through complex international fraud schemes
  • Commanded Middle East counterterrorism operations that successfully neutralized a terrorist cell targeting DoD officials
  • Chief of a specialized counterintelligence unit the White House cited as second-best organization in the entire U.S. Intelligence Community in a 1999 award