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Michael Franken's Biography

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Full Name:

Michael 'Admiral Mike' Franken




Wife: Jordan; 2 Children: Harris, Emma

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Birth Place:

Lebanon, IA

Home City:

Sioux City, IA

Attended, Executive Leadership/Strategic Planning, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, 2014

Attended, Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, 2012

Attended, Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003-2004

Attended, Legislative Affairs, The Brookings Institute, 1996-1997

MS, Underwater Warfare, The United States Naval Postgraduate School, 1985-1987

BS, Civil Enginering & Finance, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1978-1981

Attended, Biochemistry, Morningside College, 1976-1978

Candidate, United States Senate, Iowa, 2020, 2022

Deputy for Military Operations, United States Africa Command, 2016-2017

Admiral, United States Navy, 1978-2017

Director, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency, 2015

Chief of Legislative Affairs, United States Navy, 2012-2014

Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analysis, 2018-present

Member, National Association of Corporate Directors, 2018-present

Advisory Board Member, Safe-Ports International, 2018-present

Distinguished Fellow, The Stimson Center, 2018-present

Board Member, Opaque Communications, 2017-present

Assistant Basketball Coach, Special Olympics, 2017-present

Board Member, Vive Concierge, 2017-present

Board Member, Zura Consulting, 2017-present

Member, Board Of Directors, The International Churchill Society, 2005-present

Member, Personal Staff, Senator Ted Kennedy, 1996-1997