Guest, Michael Malone

Guest Name: 
Michael Malone
Guest Occupation: 
Texas Veterans Commission Policy and Program Specialist
Guest Biography: 

Michael Malone   -   Biography
Born: Dayton, Ohio
Entered Military Service: US Navy, May 1984. Completed two Western Pacific deployments aboard USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and separated from service during the 1988 reduction-in-force of March 1988 as a Hull Maintenance Technician Petty Officer Second Class.
Reenlisted US Navy March 1991. Served at the following assignments: USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Naval Station Annapolis, USS John Young (DD 973) one of the first Naval ships sent in response to 9-11 to the Gulf, and Helicopter Combat Support Squadron THREE (HSC 3). Completing two Mediterranean deployments, a Baltic Cruise, and two additional Western Pacific deployments.
While assigned at Naval Station Annapolis, I converted from Hull Maintenance Technician Petty Officer First Class to Navy Counselor (Fleet) Petty Officer First Class. (basically changed my MOS from being a welder to being a Career Counselor/Planner)
Transferred to inactive Naval Reserve May 2007, and was officially Retired from Naval service April 2017.
Following service:
Member of IUPAT 88 (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Local 88) as a Glazer Journeyman and Foreman. Hired as a local glazing companies certified welder, 2007 – 2010.
Certified welder, performing flux-core arc welding to Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles at Bagram, Afghanistan from October 2010 until October 2011 for Force Protection Industries.
Hired by Texas Veterans Commission February 2012 to work at the Austin Outpatient Clinic as a VSR-I.
May 2013, transferred to the Cedar Park CBOC to operate the facility as a single-counselor office.
September 2015 became the Supervisor of the Austin Outpatient Clinic (VSR-V), which until recently was the largest VA outpatient clinic in the United States.
March 2018 became the TVC Policy and Program Specialist working at the Austin TVC Headquarters office.