Colonel Mike Condray joined the NWC faculty in 2011 from the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he was Director, NATO Capabilities for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Policy. He was responsible for developing and implementing policy for developing critical NATO capabilities for both current operations in areas like Afghanistan and NATO requirements to meet anticipated future challenges. These included: strategic and tactical airlift; collaborative logistics; shared intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); missile defense; cyber; space; and nuclear capabilities.
Col Condray is a 1983 graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a BS in Meteorology and was commissioned as a weather officer. He has served in a variety of command positions, including command of the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) in charge of global and continental U.S. weather operations as well as overseeing program management, training, and equipping for all weather units supporting Joint, Intelligence Community, Air Force, Army, and Special Operations Forces missions worldwide. Col Condray has also commanded at the operational weather squadron and weather detachment level. His field experience includes supporting Army attack helicopter and armored units; Air Force bomber, tanker, and airlift operations; Combined Air and Space Operations Centers (CAOCs) in Europe and the Pacific; and Joint Task Force-Bravo (JTF-B) in Honduras. His staff positions include Director of Weather Division on the Air Combat Command staff; staff weather officer to Eighth and Thirteenth Air Forces; the Headquarters Air Force (HAF) Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) staff; the HAF Aerospace Integration Task Force (AITF); and the US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) staff. Col Condray has also served as an analyst studying weather impacts on precision guided weapons and as an instructor teaching War Theory, Airpower and Joint Campaign Planning, and War Termination at the Air Force Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).
Col Condray is a distinguished graduate of ACSC and received a Master of Airpower Arts and Science at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies. He also graduated with highest distinction from the Naval War College, where he received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Additionally, he has earned a Master of Science in Meteorology at Saint Louis University.