Maj. Michael Margolis of Alexandria, Va.

Michael Margolis marched with the Cadets of Bergen County in 1994 as a soprano player. Following his drum corps career, he moved on to enlist in the United States Marine Reserves. Upon graduation from college, he continued in his military career to become a commissioned officer and is currently assigned to the Pentagon where he directs implementation of strategic policy concerning aviation supply and maintenance.

Highlights of Margolis’ career include multiple deployments to Iraq, service aboard various naval ships, sea service deployment, numerous conferences and working groups, and a spectrum of military career level and specialty schools. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star for his actions in the Middle East. He has served across the globe in places as far away as Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia and was hand-selected to serve as a staff officer as general’s aide to General Robert E. Schmidle.