Marcus J. Michles II is the son of a 100% disabled Vietnam Veteran, and a veteran himself. Having served in the 82nd Airborne Division, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the 1st Special Operations Command (Airborne), Mr. Michles has a strong and long-standing commitment to military families. Upon leaving active duty and locating to the Panhandle following Operation Desert Storm, Mr. Michles has continued to serve the military and its families in the form of charitable donation of time, money, and services. His vision along with that of his wife Cindy (also raised in the military as the daughter of a retired Air Force Vietnam Veteran and graduate of Ft. Walton Beach high school) is to form a lasting Foundation funded by local charity and commitment to reach out to the military and municipal fire and law enforcement men and women who serve our community every day.
The mission of the Michles Family Freedom Foundation is to provide financial assistance in the form of money and professional services (legal, accounting, and financial advice) to the families of servicemen, firemen and police killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, with an emphasis on providing funds to establish educational trust funds for the children of these families.
The Michles Family Freedom Foundation hopes to raise sufficient collateral to fund an ongoing Trust Fund to manage independent funds for individual families. In addition, a support roster of available local businessmen and women in all aspects of local business will be available to provide assistance as diverse as Moving support, house cleaning, and child care, to professional services such as tax advice and asset protection.