Mike Holmes

Profile Updated: September 20, 2021
Residing In: Pensacola, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Sally
Occupation: RETIRED!
Children: Josh (stepson) born 1974; Angela, born 1979; Lindsay, born 1980; Mikayla, born 1995
Military Service: Navy  
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Attended Northeastern State University and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 1975. Worked for a year and then returned to NSU and completed my M.Ed. in Jr. College Teaching/Psychology. Married Sally in 1978. Taught for 3 years at North Arkansas Community in Harrison, Arkansas. Daughters Angie and Lindsay were born in Harrison. Left to pursue my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology/Cognitive Processes at Oklahoma State University. Completed my Ph.D. and taught for 2 years at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. Decided to do something different with my life and entered the Navy. Following training in Pensacola, Florida (where I learned to fly a helicopter) I was designated an Aerospace Experimental Psychologist. For the next 21 years I worked in the areas of human factors engineering/weapon systems design, research & development for aircrew selection & sustained operations, training and simulators, program management, distributed learning, and during my last 3 years in the Navy I helped to create and stand up a new command, U.S. Navy Human Performance Center where I learned a lot about organizational development/performance. I retired at the rank of Captain in 2007 and then accepted a position as Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Faculty at Georgia Military College (GMC)--in Milledgeville, Georgia. GMC is a two-year liberal arts college with over 16,000 students---about 250 of those are ROTC cadets, hence the name.
I retired June 30, 2021 and moved to Pensacola, Florida. All three daughters ended up migrating to Pensacola, so it was a no-brainer as to where Sally and I would retire. Still seems strange being retired. Not sure what's next--we'll see.

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All of the grandkids--6 grandsons and 2 granddaughters
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Son-in-laws: Erik Hansen (with Angie), Travis Jackson (with Lindsay), and Brandon Daughtry (with Mikayla)
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Josh in the back. Angie, Lindsay, Sally, me, and Mikayla (left to right). Christmas 2020
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Jul 29, 2021 at 6:40 PM

Sharon,
I loved the T-shirts (okay, I loved the words on the T-shirts). I hope to se you at the reunion.
Best regards,
Mike

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All three of my daughters live in Pensacola and that is where I will retire. Savannah loves the beach. You will see more pictures of Savannah because her mother takes a lot of pictures.
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It's more fun when Granddaddy gets on the floor to read and play
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Riley at 10 months--not much bigger than the pumpkins
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Peyton our soccer player. Yes, my daughter Angie named him after Peyton Manning
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Sally and me at a school black-tie affair. Two or three a year--always glad when they were over :-)
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Me speaking at my last Georgia Military College Academic Honors Parade--about 2 months before my retirement.
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Riley, my youngest grandson, attacking his birthday cake at his first birthday. He was born on December 17, 2019--so my daughter, Mikayla, decided on a Grinchmas theme--very green!
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Savannah--about a week away from being 2 years old
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Happy Birthday Carolyn—the youngest member of the class!

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Happy Birthday, Laurie. May you have many, many more!!!

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Josh in the back. Angie, Lindsay, Sally, me, and Mikayla (left to right). Christmas 2020
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:14 PM
Son-in-laws: Erik Hansen (with Angie), Travis Jackson (with Lindsay), and Brandon Daughtry (with Mikayla)
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All of the grandkids--6 grandsons and 2 granddaughters
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All three of my daughters live in Pensacola and that is where I will retire. Savannah loves the beach. You will see more pictures of Savannah because her mother takes a lot of pictures.
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
Savannah--about a week away from being 2 years old
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
It's more fun when Granddaddy gets on the floor to read and play
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
Riley at 10 months--not much bigger than the pumpkins
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:19 PM
Riley, my youngest grandson, attacking his birthday cake at his first birthday. He was born on December 17, 2019--so my daughter, Mikayla, decided on a Grinchmas theme--very green!
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:19 PM
Peyton our soccer player. Yes, my daughter Angie named him after Peyton Manning
Posted: Sep 20, 2021 at 1:20 PM
Sally and me at a school black-tie affair. Two or three a year--always glad when they were over :-)




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