Knights of Divine Mercy – Colonel Mike Manning

December 3 2021

5:00 pm

  • Low Mass (Mass is open to all, following Mass, men only.
    (Women, please see our Ladies of Divine Mercy)
  • Talk by Colonel Manning
  • Exposition of the Blesed Sacrament
  • Confessions, Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Food and fellowship in the church hall.

Topic: “A Different Kind of War Story”

Colonel Mike Manning

Bio: Colonel Manning

MIKE MANNING serves as Professor of Practice of Leadership at the Gordon Institute of En- gineering Leadership at Northeastern University, Boston Massachusetts. Prior to assuming his role at the Gordon Institute, Mike served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 20 years.

Mike received his commission as an Infantry Officer through the Providence College ROTC Program in 1997. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Captain’s Career Course, Airborne School, Ranger School, the College of Naval Command and Staff, and the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School. In 2020, Mike completed a National Security Fellowship at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Prior to his arrival at Northeastern University, Mike served, in a military capacity, as the Director of the Education Operations Center for Governor Gina Raimondo of the State of RI. Previous non-command assignments include service as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Brigade Scout Platoon Leader in the 1st Infantry Division; State Partnership Program Co-ordinator and Plans Officer, RI National Guard; Deputy Chief, CCA Regional Engagement Branch, Special Operations Command South; Legislative Liaison, RI National Guard; Ministry of Defense Senior Advisor, NATO Special Operations Component Command –Afghanistan; Sr. Operations Officer, Special Operations Detachment –Global and Secretary of the General Staff, RI National Guard.

His command assignments include: 48 months as Commander, 173d Infantry Detachment (Long Range Surveillance), 42nd Infantry Division, Troy, NY, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, and 21 months as Commander, Recruiting and Retention Battal- ion, RI National Guard, East Greenwich, RI.
Lieutenant Colonel (P) Manning serves in a part time capacity as the Director of Plans for the RI National Guard. He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Stud- ies from the U.S. Naval War College. In 2008, he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service (D.P.S) from his alma mater, Providence College. He is a Senior Instructor at the Joint Special Operations University where he has instructed the Special Operations Command Design Way (SDW) and facilitated applied research inquiries.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with OLC, the Defense Merito- rious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 OLC, the Army Commendation Medal with 2OLC, the Kosovo, OIF and OEF Campaign Medals, the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

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