PO BOX 157, Palmyra, NE 68418

About Michael Connely

When I was a kid, I did stupid things just like everyone else.

My youthful choice of stupidity included, jumping off corn quonsets into hay stacks (painful), jumping over our house with a 125 Kawasaki motorcycle (successful), going water skiing when there was still ice on the water (bad idea), and ripping flesh from my shin bone trying to show off how high I could jump, and then sewing it back up. (that stings, and you need pliers as well as a needle and thread).

I have cleaned pigsties and toilets, loaded iron and stacked concrete, detasseled in the cornfields and stacked hay, been a driver, a store clerk, a waiter, a newspaper boy, and a worker on an assembly line. I have worn most hats.

In the military I have walked through machine gun nests, been blown down runways, and have huddled half frozen on the Korean plains during operation Team Spirit.  

I am just an average Nebraskan, originally from Broken Bow.  My family has been in Nebraska for 7 generations.  I know what Nebraska was, and what we have lost.  I want it back.

Civilian Experience

  • Educational Administrator, Japan
  • US Census State Quality Assurance Director, Nebraska
  • Foreign Advisor, Japanese Ministry of Education
  • Mechanical and Electrical Assembly
  • Residential Construction
  • Agriculture (Seed Corn and Livestock)

Civilian Education

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Business/Educational Administration (Graduate)

Military Experience

  • Helicopter Communications and Navigation
  • Military Intelligence Security
  • NBC Disaster Preparation
  • Military Medical Laboratory
  • Military Police

Personal and Professional Studies

  • Professional Speaking (Brian Tracy)
  • Human Cell Culturing (Dr. Fox)
  • Desert Afforestation
  • Nutritional Therapies
  • RF and Microwave Radiation Hazards
  • Genetic Analysis

Licenses and Certifications (Current and Former)

Licenses and Certifications (Current and Former)

  • Military Final Secret Security Clearance
  • Aviation Communication Navigation Certification
  • Medical Laboratory Certification
  • California State University Tutorial Certification
  • New York Teaching Certification
  • Educational Administration Certification
  • Conceal Carry Weapon Permit

Previous Volunteering

  • Red Cross: Disaster Assessment
  • Korean Orphanage Project: Operation Team Spirit
  • Big Brothers of America
  • Lincoln Literacy Council: ESL Instructor

Special Honors

  • Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award
  • Naval Letter of Commendation in Record-Breaking Academic Performance
  • USMC Commendation: Designed Emergency Military Exercise Helicopter Communications
  • USMC Commendation: Military Intelligence Security Inspection


  • Alpha Gamma Sigma Academic Honor Society
  • English Teachers of Japan: Annual Keynote Speaker
  • Brian Tracy International
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion

Interests and Hobbies

Music: Piano, Singing, Whistling

Hanging out at Book Stores

Writing Books and Educational Curriculum

Gardening and Planting Trees

Raising Small Farm Livestock

Research of Biophysics, Genetics, and Medicine