Colonel Mickey Addison, USAF(ret), MSCE, PMP, is a leadership speaker, blogger and author, and is a frequent contributor to military and industry newspapers and journals, including Air Force Print News, Armed Forces Journal, People Development Magazine, and The Military Engineer. Mickey is a contributing author at GeneralLeadership.com, and the founder/president of Lead the Way Media publishing, and Lead High Performance keynote speaking.
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 Vasquez, and the General Leadership Hour on SiriusXM 125. He's also a frequent podcast guest appearing on “The Catholics Next Door with Greg and Jennifer Willits” program, The Best Life Ever with Kimi and Pua Podcast, The SAME Real TiME podcast, The Catholic Hack! Podcast, 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 VP for Student Services & Logistics at the Air Force Academy. During his more than 30 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, Enduring Freedom, 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