March 29 - 30, 2018 Defense Media Activity, Ft Meade & Element Hotel, Arundel Mills, MD

Mickey Strand, Navy Chief Petty Officer PHC(ret) lives in San Diego.  He is currently a freelance photographer, instructor and Project manager for ACME Educational in Los Angeles Ca. teaching for the Pixel Boot Camp classes, as well as Calumet Photo, and at Maine Media Workshops.

He started his Photography career 30 years ago in a basement dark room. This lead to high school photo classes, newspaper and yearbook staffs.  Mickey enlisted in the Navy in 1985 with his first assignment to the USS Ranger (CV 61) serving as a ships photographer.  He worked his way up the ranks at shore and sea stations around the pacific, until being selected to create and teach the Digital Multimedia Course at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, MD.

In 2001 he reported to Fleet Imaging Command Pacific as the Training Department Chief where he continued to educate sailors throughout the Pacific Fleet Mickey concluded his Navy career as the Leading Chief, Combat Camera Group Pacific in 2009.