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Military Appreciation Night: Mike Montgomery

Elk & Elk is proud to join the Columbus Blue Jackets as the presenting sponsor of Military Appreciation Night. 

We salute those who serve our country. 

Meet Mike Montgomery

  • Name: Mike Montgomery
  • Hometown: Chillicothe, OH
  • Military Branch: Army
  • Military Rank: Specialist
  • Years Served: 8
    • 1989 – 1997
  • Bio
    • Enlisted in 1989
    • Completed US Army Armor School training at Fort Knox, Kentucky
    • A member of the 3rd Armored Division, as part of the US Army’s Cold War defense of West Germany
    • Served in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait, respectively
  • Awards
    • Valorous Unit Award for his tank battalion
    • Army Commendation Medal
    • Army Achievement Medal
    • Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars
    • Liberation of Kuwait medals from Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi
  • Third-generation military veteran
    • Grandfather served in the US Army during World War II
    • Father served in the US Air Force during the Cold War
  • After military service, earned a bachelor’s degree from DeVry University
  • Lives in New Albany with his wife Susan

To Specialist Montgomery, active-duty military members and veterans everywhere—thank you for service.