Buckman, 33, is a native of rural Milford. He attended Clermont Northeastern High School and Live Oaks where he studied Computer Assisted Drafting. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years aboard the U.S.S. Princeton. Michael served in Operation Desert Fox and Operation Enduring Freedom.
“Our ship was the Air Warfare Commander, overseeing all the ships gathered in the Arabian Sea, that ended up launching this objective against the Taliban,” he says. “Secretary Donald Rumsfield visited our ship on two occasions, and I can say I was able to shake his hand and talk to him. That was a delight.”
An Operation Specialist Second Class Petty Officer who worked in the Combat Information Center, Buckman is considered a Double Dragon Shellback because he crossed the equator two times out of Singapore. His service career has taken him to many distant ports, including ones in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Perth, Australia, Tasmania and Thailand.
He is now working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design at the College of Mount St. Joseph. He has minors in web design and photography.
Buckman lives in Batavia with his wife Bridgett. He has two sons, Sebastian and Christopher. He likes technology, being outdoors, traveling and photography.
We are pleased and proud to use Michael's design. He will surely be very successful in his chosen field.