Michael S. Gremillion, Director, MBA, MS
Before joining NGA in March 2020, Mike worked nearly seven years at the U.S. Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon, with his last assignment as Deputy Director of Weather. He held posts of increasing responsibility and influence within the Air Force since joining in 1993. He has engaged the White House, Congressional leaders and senior personnel within the national security, defense and intelligence communities on environmental policy issues throughout his career.
Some of Mike’s career achievements include facilitating procurement of a $30 million high performance computer installed at Oak Ridge National Lab that improved numerical weather prediction and will operate the first-ever operational global hydrological model. He also initiated development of a climate analysis, monitoring and prediction system that provided strategic indications and warnings to prepare leaders for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, security instability, disaster risk reduction and public health contingencies.
Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in meteorology from Texas A&M University and a master’s in business administration from Regis University.
Selected Media Featuring Mike Gremillion
New UA Center to Fill Need for Understanding Water Security
Weather, Defense Professional to Lead UA Water Initiative
Video (Embedded Below): Alabama Water Institute Town Hall Featuring Global Water Security Center Director Mike Gremillion