2021 Veteran of the Year

Mr. Michael Biggles

Michael won numerous awards: the National Defense Service Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbons (3), Good Conduct Awards (2), Navy Pistol Marksman Ribbon, and Southwest Asia Service Medal. He also won some medals from boxing -- Boxing Championship for the Lightweight Division, representing the USS Independence, as well as won military police awards. Michael served throughout the world on the USS Independence and USS Carl Vinson. He was stationed in Japan, Oakland, CA, and Oceanside, CA.

Michael is still honorably serving his country. He is an Operations Supervisor at the Social Security Administration in Whittier, CA. He has worked for the Social Security Administration since being honorably discharged from the US Navy.