As a Marine Noncommissioned Officer, Mike Stokey volunteered for three tours in Vietnam during which he was involved in some of that conflict’s most brutal fighting, including the TET Offensive at Hue and the siege at Khe Sanh. He is highly decorated as a result of line combat and was wounded in action. He acquired extensive experience in infantry, communications and supporting arms branches of the United States Marine Corps including operations with South Vietnamese and Korean forces.
During these tours of duty he forged a close and lasting relationship with Dale Dye (Capt., USMC, Ret.) and volunteered to help Dye in the formation and functioning of Warriors, Inc. His invaluable efforts in this formative period led Dye to commission Mike Stokey as Warriors’ first Mustang officer and second in command. Warriors, Inc. 1st Lieutenant Mike Stokey is a dynamic trainer with outstanding success in demonstrating the technologies and psychologies of professional soldiers for performers.
Over the years with Warriors he has served in virtually every advisory capacity and has been the principal advisor and/or assistant for Warriors in all military endeavors from major motion pictures to videogames. He has broad experience including research, planning, staging and on-set advisory for Directors and other key production personnel.
In civilian pursuits, he has worked as an Associate Producer for “STUMP THE STARS” (aka “PANTOMIME QUIZ”), and has written more than 60 half-hour television shows for children.