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Michael Hoffman

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Michael P. Hoffman, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Memorial Service Detachment volunteer, helps provide a proper military burial at FSHNC June 10, 2016. The MSD performed services for 18 funerals June 10, breaking a previous single day record of 16. The Fort Sam Houston MSD has performed more than 32,000 services since its inception in 1991. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Ely)

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Michael P. Hoffman, Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Memorial Service Detachment volunteer, helps provide a proper military burial at FSHNC June 10, 2016. The MSD performed services for 18 funerals June 10, breaking a previous single day record of 16. The Fort Sam Houston MSD has performed more than 32,000 services since its inception in 1991. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Ely)

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Michael Hoffman commissioned as a personnel staff officer through Texas A&M University’s ROTC program in 1968. During his years of service, Hoffman served at every level in the Air Force, including two tours on the Air Staff at the Pentagon. In his first stint at the Pentagon, Hoffman was responsible for the Air Force’s bonus programs, which helped retain service members with needed skills. During his second tour, he served on a committee that determined personnel policy during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He retired from active duty in 1991. Hoffman continues to service the Air Force as the deputy director at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph’s Retiree Activities Office and helps provide military honors for the Memorial Services Detachment at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.