SPC Mike Lake

SPC Mike Lake

Dates of Service: Feb 1989 - Sep 1991
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  • PVT Feb 89
  • PV2 May 89
  • PFC Jun 90
  • SPC Feb 91

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I am a former US Army Partrooper My Army career was cut short due to an Injury on a night Combat Jump for a live fire exercise my Knee was blown out from the jump. I was medically discharged did some carpentry and locksmith work.i spent 12yrs + in federal Law enforcement and Now I own my own Handyman service and enjoying life as much as I can go days on my bio but that's the gist of who I am

Military Experiences

Jun 1989 - Sep 1991
B Co
I was an airborne infantryman with 82nd Airborne Division my MOS was an 11C an indirectfire mortarman. Spent half the time working as an 11B due to a shortage in our weapons platoon Got to travel all over from Egypt, Germany, honduras. Was in Panama during Operation just Cause and deployed to Saudi for Dessert storm but knee was reinjured and was flew back stateside for another knee surgery where my army career was cut short i wanted to do at least 20 but God had other plans. I would not trade my time in the for the world I enjoyed every bit of it
Feb 1989 - May 1989
Where it all began Basic training and AIT at Sand Hill I went in as an 11 x-ray undesignated I wanted to be an 11B because I shot expert with the M16 but my other drill sergeant wanted me to become an 11C and thought I would make a good mortarman. I kind of refused until you you told me he would recycle me and would still be an 11C so I ended up going to AIT to be an 11C and graduated Top Gunner even though I still hated being an 11C


(5 months)
Aug 1990 - Oct 1990
Southwest asia ribbon
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Deployed and got sent back due to knee injury prior to deployment had to get knee surgery and ultimately ended my army career before my unit returned from the Gulf
Dec 1989 - Jan 1990
Operation Just Cause
Our unit was already in country we we're going to Jungle School at Ft. Sheman so we were there before during and after the conflict our initial was put on standby and patrolled the Jungles of Panama

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jul 2008 - Aug 2008

Marine laweforcment training (vessel interdiction)

Mar 2006

M240B Machine Gun Expert

Foreign Language Skills


Spanish (2+/3)


Hawaiian (2+/3)


Tagalog (Ilocano) (3+/3)

Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2001 - 2002

St. John's river community college

State law enforcement certificate, Basic Law Enforcement

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