Retired 3-star general | Black-belt Jiu Jitsu
Lieutenant General Mike Ferriter served 35 years in the United States Army commanding Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and International Forces at every level from a Second Lieutenant Infantry Platoon leader to the Commanding General of the Advising and Training Mission in Iraq.
In his final Army position, Mike was the Commanding General of the Army’s Installation Management Command, responsible for operation of all the Army bases worldwide with a $12B budget and 73,000 military and civilian employees. During his command tour, Mike Ferriter transformed the Installation Management Command and cut costs by nearly $3B. Commissioned at The Citadel in 1979, he has served in light, airborne and heavy Infantry forces, and with Special Operations as an Army Ranger. He parachuted with Paratroopers and Rangers 198 times and has served in combat in Mogadishu, Somalia and in 3 tours in Iraq.
Mike provides consulting services on the Board of Advisors for a few organizations including, Renewable Energy companies, Grunt Style Clothing, the Veterans Golf Association, Links to Freedom Foundation, Signal Point Systems, and FMI-Defense. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and currently Head Instructor at Champions Martial Arts Academy in Puyallup, Washington.
Mike and his wife Margie have been married 38 years and raised four awesome children who grew up valuing service to the nation. The Ferriter family includes Dr. Meghan Ferriter and Kim Webber; Major Dan and Jessica Ferriter and daughter Finley Gray; Captain Paddy and Lauren Ferriter and son Kit; and Captain Garrett and Mary Whitney Whittaker with their son, Parker and daughter, Reagan.