Mike Ullrich brings over 30 years of experience in teamwork, leadership and process improvement from Naval Strike Fighter Aviation and Fleet Training to the Check-6 Logistics Solutions team. A gifted public speaker and experienced mentor, he has trained at all levels and to all ranks and ratings of the U. S Navy.
Raised in Annapolis, MD, he was the youngest of five children raised around his father’s multiple positions in collegiate athletics. Developing a passion for space and flying with the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon in 1969, he earned his BS in Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1982.
He received orders to Naval Flight Officer training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and received his “Wings of Gold” in August 1983 as an F-14 TOMCAT Radar Intercept Officer. During the next 18 years he served in six Fighter Squadrons and weapons training schools, amassing over 3300 flight hours and 800 arrested landings on 10 nuclear powered aircraft carriers. During his career his tactical acumen led to him instructing aviators across the Fleet and at both U.S. and Canadian aviation weapons schools.
Mike demonstrated the ability to lead men and women in combat and ashore during much of his career and was selected to command an F-14 TOMCAT squadron in 1997. Leading over 250 personnel and 10 strike fighter aircraft into combat aboard a nuclear powered aircraft carrier, his squadron earned awards in both combat efficiency and quality of life throughout his three year tour. He was next selected to serve as the Chief of Staff of a nuclear powered aircraft carrier strike group, leading over 8,000 personnel, five U.S. combat vessels, and more than 60 naval aircraft throughout training for an extended combat deployment. Finally, he was selected to command Naval Personnel Development Command where he led the training of all Sailor accession schooling for our newly recruited and enlisted naval personnel. In 2008, he retired as a Captain to pursue challenges in the civilian sector.
Since 2008, Ully worked for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a consultant and Observer Trainer for the Navy’s Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Training Team at U.S. Fleet Forces Command. While there, he was responsible for the training and mentoring of the Navy Fleet Commander’s staffs on all facets of planning, operations and execution of battle plans at the operational level of war.
Ully joined Check-6 in February 2013 and resides in Virginia Beach, VA.