Mick Hornev enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in Kalamazoo on 08 AUG 1983 and retired from the Marine Corps Reserve on 01 MAR 2006 at Co B, 4th Recon Bn, Billings, Montana. He attended Basic Training at MCRD in San Diego. He was ordered to active duty in May of 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and took part in multiple patrols throughout Al Anbar Province during Operation Phantom Fury (the operation to secure the city of Fallujah and the surrounding area.)
Master Sergeant Hornev is a Water Survival Qualified swimmer and an expert rifle and pistol shooter. He is also a graduate of Infantry Training School, Engineer School, Bulk Fuel Course, Basic Reconnaissance Short Course, Basic Reconnaissance School, Airborne School, Marine Combatant Diver School, Mountain Survival School, Staff NCO Academy, Advanced Staff NCO Academy, Substance Abuse Control Officer Course, and the Survival/Evasion/Resistance/Escape (High Risk) Course.
MSgt Hornev's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal (6th Award), and the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.
Mick Hornev is an alumnus of Portage Northern High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Michigan State University, a Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate, and was board certified in Kinesiotherapy and Driver Education for the Disabled. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.
Mick is employed at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Previously, he has worked in Rehab Medicine both in Battle Creek, MI and Phoenix, AZ but now provides transition assistance to Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Mick is married to the former Ms. Allison Tribul. He currently resides in Battle Creek, MI, is active in the Marine Corps League, and does several area triathlons and races each year.