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David Anthony Mihalic

David Anthony Mihalic, American national park administrator. Named Superintendent of Year, National Park Service, 1994; named to Honorary Order Kentucky Colonels, 1988.

Background

  • Mihalic, David Anthony was born on July 10, 1946 in Litchfield, Illinois, United States. Son of John Anthony and Geraldine Emily (Mills) Mihalic.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1968. Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1974. Graduate with distinction, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, 1976.

    Career

    • Environmental planner United States Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth, 1969-1972. Park ranger Glacier National Park National Park Service, Montana, 1972-1974. Recreation planner Bureau Land Management, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1974-1976, Denver, 1977-1978.

      District ranger Yellowstone National Park National Park Service, Old Faithful, Wyoming, 1978-1981, superintendent Yukon-Charley Rivers National Reserve Eagle City, Alaska, 1981-1985, assistant superintendent Great Smoky Mountains National Park Tennessee and North Carolina, 1985-1988, superintendent Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, 1988-1993. Chief Office of Policy National Park Service Headquarters, Washington, 1993-1994. Superintendent Glacier National Park, West Glacier, Montana, since 1994.

      Special advisor Barren River Area Development District, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1988-1994. Instructor Albright Training Academy, Grand Canyon, Arizona, since 1989. Advisory director Cave City Convention Center, 1990-1994.

      Director Caveland Sanitation Authority, Cave City, Kentucky, 1988-1994. Director Flathead Basin Commission, since 1994, Flathead Visiting and Convention Association, since 1994.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Fort Worth, 1971. Member building committee Our Lady of The Caves Church, Horse Cave, Kentucky, 1990. Councilman Eagle City, Alaska, 1984.

    Captain United States Army, 1968-1972. Member Association National Park Rangers (charter, regional representative 1979-1980, service award 1979, 89), Employee and Alumni Association National Park Service, International Association Natural Resource Pilots, Rotary, Kiwanis (vice president Gatlinburg, Tennessee club 1987).

    Personality

    Interests

    Watercolor painting, flying commercial aircraft.

    Connections

    • Married Jeri Lynn Andrews, June 25, 1988. Children: Emily Victoria, Nicholas Charles.
    • father: John Anthony Mihalic
    • mother: Geraldine Emily (Mills) Mihalic
    • spouse: Jeri Lynn Andrews
    • children: Emily Victoria Mihalic
    • Nicholas Charles Mihalic
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    Born July 10, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1974
      Michigan State University
    • 1976
      Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    • 1969 - 1972
      Environmental planner United States Army C.E.
      Fort Worth, Texas, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      park ranger Glacier National Park National Park Service
      Montana, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      recreation planner Bureau Land Management
      Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      recreation planner Bureau Land Management
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      district ranger Yellowstone National Park National Park Service
      Wyoming, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      district ranger Yellowstone National Park National Park Service
      Alaska, United States
    • 1988 - 1993
      district ranger Yellowstone National Park National Park Service
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      chief Office of Policy National Park Service Headquarters
      Washington, United States
    • 1994
      superintendent Glacier National Park
      West Glacier, Montana, United States
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