MIKE SHELTON grew up in a Navy family and received a competitive appointment to West Point. He graduated in 1967, was commissioned in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps, serving thirty-four years on active duty, and retired as a Rear Admiral in 2001. He spent the next fourteen years in private industry, first as President of Burns and Roe Services Corporation. He then moved to EMCOR, a multibillion dollar specialty construction corporation, running its government facilities services subsidiary, EMCOR Government Services. He reorganized and expanded it, building annual revenues to over $400 million. He retired as Chairman and CEO in 2015.
Mike graduated from the US Military Academy (BS), University Of Illinois (MS Civil Engineering), University of Arkansas (MS Management), Naval War College, and Stanford University Executive Program.
He is most proud of his units that received awards, which include a Presidential Unit Citation (Army MACV SOG RVN), two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, two Navy Unit Commendations, four Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations, and Navy Best of Type (Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, Pacific Fleet 1975). NMCB 4 won the Peltier Award from the Society of American Military
Engineers as the best NMCB in the Navy in 1975.
He has many professional afiliations, including: Registered Professional Engineer (Pennsylvania), 1974; Outstanding Young Men of America, 1977; Distinguished Graduate Naval War College, 1981; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois, 2005; Fellow, Society of American Military Engineers, 1996; and Fellow, American
Society of Civil Engineers, 1997.
Mike’s wife, Mary, is a retired Navy nurse Commander who raised their three now grown children—Michelle, Jessica, and Tom—while dealing with her assignments, family relocations, and Mike being frequently gone. They have four grandsons and reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia.