Capt. Mike Bell is the Maintenance Officer for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. He is responsible for 90 logistics personnel supporting the maintenance and sortie generation efforts of 13 assigned F-16 Block-52 aircraft. He majored in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University and earned his commission in 2011 through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program. He enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling with his family in his spare time. During his Air Force career, he has lead aircraft maintenance teams in support of F-15C/D/E, F-16CJ, F-22A and F-35A. Prior to joining the Thunderbirds, he was the Chief of Tactics for the 57th Maintenance Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. He is in his second season with the team and hails from Dayton, Ohio.
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