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Michael Farnum

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Michael Farnum was born in Honolulu Hawaii, and raised in Florida and Kentucky, Michael joined the United States Army in 1984 at the age of 18. As a Cavalry Scout Michael participated military operations all over the United States, and in several countries around the world, including Iraq, Korea, Germany, and Honduras to name a few. Michaels leadership training includes the US Army Primary Leadership Development course, the Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Courses, and the US Army Drill Sergeants School. Michael Retired from the Army in 2007 with 22 years, seven months time in service, and over 45 Medals, Awards or Decorations. Michael in December, 2009 graduated with Honors from GRCC, having earned an Associates Degree in Natural Resources and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). During his time as a student Michael held leadership positions as; Team leader Veterans Conservation Corps, President of the GIS Alliance school club, Treasurer of the GRCC Society of American Foresters Student Chapter, a member of the GRCC Forestry club, and a member of the newly formed Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs VetCorps.