COL Mikel Burroughs

COL Mikel Burroughs

Dates of Service: Jan 1975 - Feb 2012
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  • SP5 Jun 77
  • SSG Jun 80
  • 2LT Jun 83
  • 1LT Jun 86
  • CPT Feb 88
  • MAJ Apr 92
  • LTC Jun 97
  • COL Mar 03
Commissioning Source:  OCS, Jun 1983

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Positioned to deliver leadership excellence with 37 years of Senior Level experience! Veteran Organization I work with Sponsor a Vet Life (SAVL), Victory for Veterans/VOMA, & National Veterans Transition Services, Inc aka REBOOT, & Medical Debt Resolution, Inc. dba RIP Medical Debt. Will Connect on RP! 2017 - Pres RIP Medical Debt - VP, Military/Civilian Debt Aquisition & Relief 2017 - Pres Victory for Veterans Foundation - Chairman BOD 2016 - Pres National Veterans Transition Services, Inc AKA REBOOT - Member BOD 2015 - 2017 First Financial Asset Mgmt - VP of Acquisitions/Sale 2014 - 2014 Patenaude & Felix, APC - Operations Manager 2013 - 2014 Preferred Healthcare Funding, LLC - CEO 2007 - 2012 SquareTwo Financial Healthcare Funding - President 2002 - 2004 C. B. Accounts, Inc. – President 1992 - 2002 C. B. Accounts, Inc. - VP of Operations 1983 – 1992 C. B. Accounts, Inc. - General Mgr 1980 - 1983 Sears Credit Central - Floor Approval Supervisor 1975 - 1980 US Army - Unit Clerk

Military Experiences

Nov 2008 - Feb 2012
89th Sust BDE
Brigade Commander
The very first Brigade Commander to stand up the 89th Sustainment Brigade in Wichita, KS. Commanded the Brigade for over 4 years; moved the 89th SB to Belton, MO with organic assets from assigned Battalions. Laid the groundwork for a new Arms Room, new supply caging and redisign of the Warehouse, and completed the intital design of the current Dining Facility within the Belton, MO Headquarters. I was given the great honor of having the dining facility name after me as the first Brigade Commander.
Jan 2005 - Sep 2007
Brigade Commander
Deployed the 19th MMC along with 3rd Coscom in OIF 05-07 during my command tour. Most of the unit was made up of replacements from throughout the United States Reserves. Quickly brought them together at Fort McCoy. WI and was able to complete all of the Deployment tasks while adding over 14,000 hours of additional logisitcs training to better prepare the unit for down range. Commanded the MNCI-KU ROSI moving 190,000 soldiers from all services into Theater. Deactivated the 19th MMC before being selected to command the 89th Sustainment Brigade
Mar 2003 - Aug 2007
Responsible for the G4 Logisitcal functions within the Division as well as providing assistance to all the Brigade S4s. Helped secure protable containers that were used for MOUT Training and preparing units for OEF and OIF during this tenure at several of the Power Projection Platforms.
Oct 2000 - Feb 2003
Deputy Chief, Training Division
During this time period I assisted the Training Division for Illinois National Guard in unit headquarter inspections of their annual training programs and plans. Also, attended the Army War College durign this period from April 2000 to Jul 2002.


(4 years, 3 months)
Aug 2005 - Oct 2006
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
OIF 05-07 serving as the Commander, MNC-KU, 3rd COSCOM
Jul 1977 - Jun 1980
Unit Clerk for the 357th Aviation Detachment stationed at Chievres AFB, Belgium. Unit responsible for the Helicopter movement of the Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Apr 2000 - Jun 2002

Jun 1998

US Army Log Mgmt College - Command Service Support Pre-Command Course

May 1996 - Jun 1996

US Army Log Mgmt College - Support Operations Course

Oct 1994 - Jul 1995

USAC&GSC C&G Staff Officer Course

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Civilian Experiences

May 2017 - Present
Vice President, Military/Civilian Debt Acquisition & Relief
As Vice President, Military/Civilian Debt Acquisition and Relief, I am responsible for debt acquisition and relief strategies for this great non-profit organization – RIP Medical Debt. My role is to oversee the purchase of portfolios which contain military service member as well as civilian healthcare debt from major healthcare groups. This would include hospitals, healthcare debt buyers, physician groups, emergency medical services (EMS) known as ambulance and paramedic services. Thanks to the generosity of donors we can then formally forgive these debts at no tax consequences to the recipient. Gone: the stigma and distress of being pursued by bill collectors. All this consistent with satisfying HIPPA needs.
Jan 2017 - Present
Chairman, Board of Directors
Serving as Chairman of the board for Victory for Veterans regularly Chair board meetings and important related meetings making serious commitments to provide leadership and strategic guidance for BOD activities and work. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time. Stays informed about committee matters, being prepared well for meetings, and reviews and comments regularly on minutes and financial reports. Builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus of all BOD and Advisory Members. Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts. Participates in fund raising ideas and direction for the foundation along with the other sitting board and advisory members.
Jan 2015 - May 2017
Vice President of Acquisitions & Sales
Directly responsible for the acquisition of debt portfolios and the subsequent management and disposition of those portfolios at the end of the liquidation cycle. Providing a trusted, secure, and mutu
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Operations Director
Responsible for Call and Collect Center operations management in San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Tijuana, Mexico. Worked closely with managing Attorneys in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada in recovering legal receivables for major private labels credit card companies, debt purchasers, and student loans.