AUGUSTA – On Thursday, Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, welcomed Commander Michael Wisecup, USN, Ret., to the Maine Senate for the day. Sen. Diamond and Commander Wisecup took the picture below in the Senate Chamber immediately following the day’s legislative session.
Commander Wisecup, who retired from the Navy in Nov. 2018, graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1998 and received a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute for Technology in Mumbai, India. He was deployed multiple times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and across Africa and Asia on military operational assignments on SEAL Teams 1, 5 and 8 and Special Boat Team 12. He also had various staff assignments at home and abroad, including most recently serving as Deputy Commander of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Iraq. Commander Wisecup has received the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, and various other unit, campaign and personal citations. He is currently a Presidential Leadership Fellow at Colby College in Waterville.