Michael Seals

Michael Seals

Mike Seals has his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies, with a specialty in Jazz Piano Performance, from Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, and his Bachelor’s degree in Music, with an emphasis in Jazz Piano Performance, from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL.
 
Mike and his wife Kym are originally from Ponca City, OK, Mike was deployed in 1990 as a Chemical and Nuclear Weapons officer by the US Army in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He elected to stay in the Middle East, and lived and worked in Kuwait for more than 26 years.
 
Kym joined him there in 2002. While in Kuwait, Mike and Kym formed and managed two musical groups; Bar None, a rock band, and The Kuwait Jazz Trio. Kym managed and ran the sound and lights for both groups.
 
For more than 13 of the 26 years in Kuwait, Mike managed a commercial Kuwaiti company that provided support to the US military in Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, and Afghanistan.
 
Prior to becoming a US Army Officer, Mike was an enlisted member of the US Army Band program, with a designation of Piano Player. He was assigned to bands at Fort Polk, LA, Berlin, German, and Fort Sill, OK. After being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, he served in various assignments including Assistance S3 (Operations Officer), Detachment Commander, and S4 (Logistics Officer) in various units in the US and overseas. He achieved the rank of Captain. Mike is a Life Member of Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 679 in Glassboro, NJ.
 
He has a son, Whitney, who is an attorney in Birmingham, AL, and three daughters; Dana, who works in Fort Worth, TX,  Rachael, who works for the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and Emily, who lives and works in Dallas, TX.