LTG Mike Shields retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of active duty service. Mike is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of proven global experience in leading complex organizations focused on creative problem-solving, leading change, innovation, adaptation, and rapid capability delivery. He was most recently the 3-star Director of the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, from July 2015 to July 2018. Mike has a bachelor’s degree from Norwich University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He has also attended the Harvard Kennedy School program Senior Executives in National and International Security.