USMC DEP CDR (Ret)
Mr. Mike Bogdahn joined the Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) in June 2018 and is currently the Vice President of Strategy and Development. Mike became a Marine in 1976 and after completing his tour of duty continued to serve by becoming a civil servant for the Department of the Navy while also attending college and pursuing his Business Degree. Mike dedicated his career, and over 35 years of federal service, to focusing on all areas of weapon system logistics and sustainment. He retired as Deputy Commander of the Marine Corps Maintenance Centers in 2013.
Graduate of several high-level leadership programs to include the Navy Executive Leadership Program, Senior Executive Managers Program and the IDB Depot and Arsenal Executive Leadership Program (DAELP).
Mike was also the recipient of the Prestigious Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award.
2008 – 2013 – Deputy Commander of Maintenance Center Barstow and all Production Operations of the Marine Depot Maintenance Command (MDMC). Mike and his team successfully transformed the culture of the organization in order to consistently provide world class support to the warfighter. The culture continues to sustain all improvements and improve every day.
2006 – 2008 – Selected as 1 of 8 individuals from across DoD to become a Headquarters of the Marine Corps Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt and Theory of Constraints Jonah.
2000 – 2006 – Appointed as the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Lead. In 2004 the FRC East Commander asked Mike to lead all process improvements initiatives for the Depot.
1997 – 2000 – Selected to be Program Manager and provide all end-to-end logistics support for various weapon systems, components, special support and foreign military programs.
1980 – 1997 – Production Operations for several weapon systems to include OV-10, C-130, CH-46, CH-53, H-1, AV-8, A-4, A-6, RF-4, F-4, V-22 and all supporting Engine and Component Programs.
1976 – 1980 – United States Marine Corps. Aviation Electronics Technician. Certified Micro-Miniature Repair. Specific focus on the Harrier and A-4 Aircraft.