All Press Releases for March 01, 2021

John Holmes Lauded for Excellence in the Military

Mr. Holmes lent years of expertise in the military to numerous roles as a civilian

    AUBURN, CA, March 01, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- John M. "Mike" Holmes has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Supported by a family history in public service, Mr. Holmes served as a Navy Junior ROTC Unit department head during high school before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during the early 1960s. Over the course of the decade, he was deployed to Vietnam and Taiwan. Upon his return home, Mr. Holmes parlayed his considerable knowledge into various roles, working as a crew manager for Canadian Pacific Airlines, a professor at a local community college and a consultant for a plethora of national and international projects.

Before embarking on his professional journey, Mr. Holmes earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University. He subsequently completed a Master of Arts in international relations and comparative politics through Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Master of Public Administration through Golden Gate University. During the late 1960s, Mr. Holmes studied Mandarin at the Defense Language Institute in Washington, D.C.

Throughout his storied military career, Mr. Holmes was recognized on numerous occasions, earning a Legion of Merit Award, a Bronze Star, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal with a Gold Star and a Navy Accommodation Medal. Outside of the military, he received numerous Paul Harris Fellowship Awards, a Meritorious Service Medal through Sons of the American Revolution and a McCann Award for Community Service in 2014. In the coming years, Mr. Holmes intends to preserve local history and liaise with the local congressional office, state senators and representatives.

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