"Mike" ANGLEY is the award-winning author of the mystery/suspense thriller series,
the Child Finder Trilogy, that features a USAF Special Agent
protagonist, Major Patrick S. O'Donnell. More information about the
entire trilogy can be found at: www.childfinder.us.
Child Finder won the Silver Medal for Fiction in the 2009 Military Writers Society of America Annual Awards program!
from the U.S. Air Force in September 2007 in the rank of Colonel,
following a wonderful 25-year career as a Special Agent with the Air
Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI). During his career, he
held thirteen different assignments around the world. Among these
assignments were five tours as a Commander of different units, to
include two Air Force Squadrons and a Wing.
In his last assignment as the Commander of OSI Region 8 at Air Force
Space Command, he was fond of saying, “If it entered or exited the Earth’s
atmosphere, I had a dog in the fight!”
Michael Angley is a
seasoned criminal investigator and a counterintelligence and
counterterrorism specialist. Following the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist
attack in Saudi Arabia, Angley was dispatched to command all OSI units
throughout the Middle East, with responsibility for 23 countries.
During his tenure he and his teams effectively neutralized numerous
terrorist threats to U.S. forces in the region, to include an imminent
threat to senior Department of Defense officials. In 2004 he commanded
all OSI units in South Korea where he and his teams countered a
classified target in Seoul. For his efforts the President of South
Korea presented him with a Presidential Citation and medal, and the
Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) Commissioner decorated him with
the KNPA Medal of Cooperation.
Earlier in his career, while
commanding an OSI unit in northern Japan, Angley conducted an operation
that effectively blocked a KGB agent's efforts to steal critical U.S.
technology, and thereby stymied Soviet military advances for years. In
1999, he was the Chief of Counterintelligence within the Directorate of
Intelligence, U.S. Strategic Command. His office competed for the
prestigious Killian Award, a White House level honor that annually
recognizes the very best intelligence unit in the entire U.S.
government. His unit came in as first runner-up for this significant
EDUCATION: Michael Angley has an M.A. in National Security
Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and a
B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from King's College,
Wilkes-Barre, PA. In 2001 he served as a National Defense Fellow and
Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Florida International
University, Miami, FL. He currently works as a consultant to
Henley-Putnam University, San Jose, CA.
FAMILY: Mike and Evelyn,
his wife of 24 years, make their home in Colorado Springs, CO. They
have three children, and they recently adopted a beagle puppy named