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November 9, 2018

Program - 
Michael D. Schloff, former Marine Captain, Active Litigation Attorney
One Marine's Story

Mike Schloff grew up in Detroit, attended Catholic Central High School, received a Bachelors Degree in Education from Wayne State University in 1969 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1975. He is a 32- year resident of Birmingham. He is a former Assistant Oakland County Prosecutor and has been a practicing attorney for 43 years. He maintains an active litigation practice in Troy, Michigan.

Following in the footsteps of his World War II combat veteran father, Mike joined the United States Marine Corps in October 1966, while still in college. He was enlisted from 1966 to 1969 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1969. Following infantry and artillery training, he volunteered for a one-year tour in Vietnam in 1970.

Mike served with the 11th Marines and was in command of a remote hilltop outpost, OP Roundup, for eight months in 1970-1971. His position overlooked a critical infiltration route for North Vietnamese troops from the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos to attack the Danang airbase and the city of Danang. As a First Lieutenant in command of 40 Marines, his strategic position was in frequent combat and called in artillery, naval gunfire and air missions upon the enemy units.

He left active duty in the Marine Corps to attend law school in late 1972. He remained in the Marine Reserves, was promoted to Captain in 1974, and was honorably discharged in 1977.

Captain Schloff was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, Combat Action Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign and Service Medals, National Defense Service Medal and six other medals and awards.

For the past 10 years, Mike has been active in providing pro bono legal services to veterans and military families, founded the Veterans Committee of the Oakland County Bar Association, serves as Treasurer of Americans Thank Our Troops (ATOT), a 501c3 corporation and Michigan charity which sends gift boxes to military units deployed overseas, and works in support of a veterans homeless shelter in Roseville, Vets Returning Home (VRH).

Today!  Join us right after lunch

Monthly Discussion Group - (NEW FOR 2018 - Discussion Group Meets the First Friday of Every Month at 12:45)
SMC Member Fred Simon
Why Can’t They Understand Me?​

Fred will give a formal presentation followed by an interactive discussion of the

new tools to help build trust and improve communication in important and

difficult conversations.

November 16, 2018

Program - 
Mary Ellen Geist, Great Lake Bureau Chief DPTV
Nick Shroeck, Director of Transnational Environmental Law, Wayne State
Who Owns Our Water