Captain Michael Field, USN (Ret.)
After graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966, Captain Field completed Navy pilot training, earning his Wings of God in 1968. He went on to complete 140 combat missions in the Vietnam war, flying the F-4 Phantom II from the decks of USS Enterprise and USS America,.
Selected as an Olmsted Scholar in 1971, he earned a graduate degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and then joined the first operational deployment of the F-14 Tomcat onboard USS Enterprise.
He later served staff tours in the Pentagon and at the Headquarters of the Atlanta Fleet Naval Air Force.
From 1982-83 he was Commanding Officer of Fighter Squadron 41, embarked in USS Nimitz.
He then served as Operations Officer in USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, and subsequently as Commanding Officer, NROTC Unit Boston University/MIT.
While on active duty Captain Field earned the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal (7 Strike/Flight Awards). He ended his career with approximately 3,000 hours of pilot time and 900 aircraft carrier landings.