Captain Michael Flores was born on Hill AFB, Utah and moved several times a child to locations in Europe and the United States. He graduated from Byron P. Steele II High School in 2009. After graduation, he attended Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. In the fall of 2014, he reported to Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, followed immediately by Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Intelligence Corps in May 2014. After MOS school and working as the battalion intelligence officer at 1-141 Infantry Bn, 1stLt Flores had the opportunity to receive a conditional release from the Army, to attend the USMC Officer Candidate School and commission as a Second Lieutenant in 2016.
Upon completion of The Basic School (TBS), Second Lieutenant Flores attended Introductory Flight Screening before Dropping on Request, (DOR) re-designating and attending Supply Chain Management Officers Course (SCMOC), where he received the primary Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Supply Chain Management Officer. Upon graduation from SCMOC, Captain Flores received orders to 3d Medical Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group located on Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.
Captain Flores reported to 3d Medical Battalion and was assigned to Headquarters and Service Company where he has served as the Battalion Supply Officer. As the Supply Officer, he was responsible for the property management, requisitioning and budget of the battalion.
While serving as the Battalion Supply Officer, Captain Flores acted as the battalion's lead supply chain manager for exercises in Thailand, Philippines, South Korea, Australia, and Japan. During this time, he oversaw the successful accountability of $13 million worth of gear and the execution of over $750,000 annually for exercises and organic unit operations in the INDO-PACOM Area of Responsibility.
In April of 2021, Captain Flores reported to 3d Landing Support Battalion where he was assigned as the Battalion Supply Officer. In his short time with 3d LSB, Captain Flores has been able to take over a new account that had very little continuity in leadership. Captain Flores has been able to conduct several internal audits and work through a regimental level inspection.
In January of 2022, Captain Flores reported to Marine Detachment Keesler AFB to serve as the Executive Officer.
Captain Flores's personal awards include one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, one Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and one Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.