SFC (Ret) Michael J. Staley was born in August of 1958 in Amsterdam NY, he attended school and graduated from Wilbur H. Lynch High School in 1976. Michael joined the Army immediately after graduation and went to Ft. Dix, New Jersey for Basic and Advanced Training to become a Wheel Vehicle Mechanic.
During his 20 years of service, he was stationed in Germany, Korea and multiple bases in the States. SFC Staley also served time in Desert Shield/Storm and in Bosnia. He retired in March of 2000 and eventually made his way back to Amsterdam and still lives here toady.