Spring Lecture: Michael Conley, Honoring Service and Sacrifice: The Story of the American Battle Monuments

Michael Conley, Honoring Service and Sacrifice: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission
April 5
1:30–2:30 PM
In-Person at OLLI

Michael Conley is the executive director for management for the American Battle Monuments Commission. He served previously as the Commission’s director of public affairs and before that as director of communications and associate executive director of the Commission’s National World War II Memorial project.

He has been with the Commission since August 1996, a few months after retiring from the United States Air Force. He served nearly 25 years in the Air Force as a career public affairs officer, with assignments in the continental US, Alaska, and Greece. He spent his last five years on the Air Staff in the Pentagon.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State College, a master’s degree in executive development for public service from Ball State University, and a master’s in communications management from the University of Southern California.


Reservations are required to attend in-person lectures. In-person lectures will be held in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Room A on the First Floor. Registration for the above lecture will open here at 10:00 AM on the Friday prior to the lecture. The direct registration link will also be included in the Friday newsletter the week prior. You must have an OLLI account to register. If you do not have one, you can create an account when going to register. Each registrant may reserve one seat. Your name must be on the list of registrants to enter the lecture and you must be in your seat five minutes before the lecture starts to guarantee your seat.

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