Mik retired from the United States Air Force in 2004. While serving, he earned corporate recognition on several occasions as a result of his recruitment, training and leadership skills and his high level of commitment to successful task accomplishment. While in the Air Force, he also continued his quest for self improvement by acquiring a variety of college degrees culminating in a dual M.A. degree in Management and Human Resource Development from Webster University. His previous jobs have included a restaurateur as well as a JROTC instructor for six years where he earned recognition as the Air Force’s top Aerospace Science Instructor in the Southeastern US for the 2102/13 school year. He has been married to his wife Laura for twenty seven and they have two daughters, and four grandchildren.