Mike Flaville has been a part of the aviation industry for almost two decades. He started his career in the U.S. Army as a Fire Support Specialist in 1996, served in Korea 2nd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, CO, and 10th Mountain Division, NY where he graduated Air-Assault school and received an Army Commendation Medal. Flaville continued serving his country as an Avionics Technician and Air-Crew Member in the Coast Guard. He found himself once again serving his country in the federal service as an Airway Transportation System Specialist (ATSS) in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) starting in 2011. He also earned the title of Senior Member of the Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary in 2016. As a Senior Member, Flaville volunteers with the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Air Force Auxiliary, provides aerospace education, leads team building exercises, teaches land and water survival, and conducts emergency services training. He wishes to become Squadron Finance Officer and Emergency Services Officer, and is taking classes provided by the Civil Air Patrol to accomplish his goals. He is also scheduled to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Grantham University with a MBI degree next October.
Flaville is a patriotic man. He loves serving his country in any capacity and achieves this through his career and volunteering. He volunteers at his church, the SPCA, and was even a volunteer firefighter for several years. Even though Flaville no longer actively engages in Firefighting, he still supports Firefighters, Police, and EMS through fundraising. He is also an advocate for the Wounded Warriors Project, AMvets, American Legion, and VFW.
Flaville explains that he is most passionate about leadership and the ability to influence people and situations in a positive way. He not only focuses on pushing himself to reach his own full potential, but also encourages others to do the same and finds ways to help them to enjoy what they do. He wants to be remembered as compassionate, thoughtful, funny, and patriotic.