Michael J. Meese

BG Michael J. Meese, USA, Ret., PhD is a retired Army Brigadier General and is the Chief Operating Officer of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA). Mike joined AAFMAA as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He retired from the United States Army as a Brigadier General having concluded his 32-year career as the Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy. At West Point, he taught economics and national security courses and was the Director of the Economics program. He has written numerous articles and two books: the Armed Forces Guide to Personal Financial Planning and American National Security. He has served in a variety of strategic political-military positions including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Bosnia for a total of 31 months and was the Executive Director of the Secretary of the Army’s Transition Team in 2005 and the co-director of the Department of Defense Panel on Commercialization. He is a graduate of the National War College, U.S. Military Academy, and earned his Ph.D., MPA and an M.A. from Princeton University.

Recent articles from Michael J. Meese

U.S. Navy Chief Builder Keith Genereux, right, a Seabee assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5, receives a flag during the reading of "Old Glory" at his retirement ceremony.
Military Benefits
3 Ways To Be Financially Prepared When You Retire
These three approaches will set you up for success so that you can enjoy retirement while minimizing financial worries.
The ongoing Operation CCAF Blitz campaign encourages technical sergeants to earn their Community College of the Air Force associate's degree so they can have the senior rater endorsement on enlisted performance reports.
3 Ways To Be Financially Prepared When You Transition
These three approaches will build on the good habits you developed in the military as you transition from active duty.
Military Saves Week, 'Set a Goal, Make a Plan, Save Automatically'
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3 Ways To Be Better With Your Finances Today
These three habits will help you better plan out your finances today, so you’re prepared for tomorrow.