A Legacy of Service

February 20, 2024

Episode 308

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Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) Michael Harrison shares his personal experiences and stories from attending an HBCU to an impressive 34 years of military service and beyond.  His journey illustrates a life of service and giving back to the community. 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi 

This podcast is made possible by generous funding from the Hickam Officers’ Spouses' Club. To learn more, visit https://hickamosc.wildapricot.org/.

Audio mixing by Concentus Media, Inc., Temple, Texas.

Show Notes: 


Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) Michael T. Harrison, Sr. was born at Fort Eustis, VA and raised in Surry County, VA where both his paternal and maternal families trace their lineage back seven generations. He is a proud husband, father, grandfather, and soldier. Harrison served in the U.S. Army in CONUS & OCONUS for 34 years retiring in 2014 as a Major General. During his active-duty years, he led and commanded military units from the Lieutenant to Major General level in peace and war. Since active-duty retirement, he has led an international security company and worked as a consultant for an information technology consulting firm where he coached and mentored a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. He has also served as a contractor for the Department of African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.  

He currently spends his time following his love: coaching and mentoring young men and women in and out of the military. He is very active in his community where he leads a Feeding Homeless Families project for the Williamsburg Rotary Club and serves on the Legal Redress Committee for the York James City Williamsburg NAACP. He is a life member of Disabled Veterans of America, the Surry Historical Society, the Military Officers Association of America, and the Howard University Alumni Association.  

He is the recipient of several awards and decorations to include the U.S. Army’s Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Order of the Rising Sun Award presented by the Government of Japan, the Order of Bahrain Award (Class III) presented by the Emir of Bahrain and the Williamsburg, Virginia Rotary District 7600 Foundation Service Award.  

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