Retired Former Major General Michael Harrison of the United States Army served for thirty four years on behalf of the citizens of this country. Few careers in the military endure for over three decades as his did and he has never taken that for granted. He has always been a leader and a man of service. His path to this career was sown in his upbringing. He grew up in a time of tumult with a flurry of changes within our society that was related to civil rights and the struggles that led up to it. He attended Howard University and emerged a man ready to take on the world and he most certainly did as a member of the military. It was a career that would take on a life of its own as he rose through the ranks on the backs of many great Americans that preceded him. He has always been a man of exemplary principles that he has maintained throughout his entire life. He is fond of hard work, commitment and dedication in every single thing that he does and that kind of value system is part of what makes him an obvious leader. It is why he rose to the rank that he did and it is the reason why he has been a mentor to so many other members of the military as well as civilians. Harrison has always applied himself fully in all situations in his life, which is something he plans on carrying on now that he has rejoined the life of a civilian.