Colonel Mickey Addison, USAF(ret), a leadership consultant and keynote speaker, blogger and author, and is a frequent contributor to military newspapers and journals, including Air Force Print News, Armed Forces Journal, and The Military Engineer. Mickey is a contributing author at GeneralLeadership.com, People Development Magazine, and founded his own hobby publishing company: Lead the Way Media.
Mickey is passionate about inspiring people to be their best and leading organizations to high levels of performance. As an Air Force officer, Mickey has handled national portfolios totaling billions of dollars. He’s presented on dozens of topics to senior leaders in government, industry, state and federal government, and worked with international business and government executives and in a dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
He’s been featured on the US Air Force Academy’s 97.7 FM KAFA’s radio program Character Matters! with Bob Valasquez, “The Catholics Next Door with Greg and Jennifer Willits” program, as well as interviews on Relevant Radio radio and print media.
A respected senior leader Mickey served in executive positions at regional Air Force commands, US Air Force Headquarters, and the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He commanded thousands of Airmen, and from 2011 to 2013 served as the equivalent of the Provost for Student Services & Logistics at the Air Force Academy. During his more than 28 years military service Mickey has led organizations as diverse as volunteer organizations, engineering, food service, parks and recreation, security and law enforcement, and IT. He deployed twice to the Middle East, and is a veteran of Operation Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Bronze Star.
Mickey holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, and three Masters degrees: Military Strategy and Operational Art (Air University), Civil Engineering (University of Texas San Antonio), and Resourcing National Strategy (National Defense University).
He can be contacted at Mickey@LeadHighPerformance.com
Mickey is pleased to have worked with these fine professional organizations and media: