Husband - Father - Combat Veteran - Small Business Owner
Mike Giallombardo is a husband, father, combat veteran, and businessman who is dedicated to serving his community. His military roots run deep. His father, Robert, was stationed in South Korea with the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division when he met a Korean woman named Sun. When his deployment ended, Sun decided to leave South Korea and move to the United States with Robert. Their son, Mike Giallombardo, was born in 1982.
Mike grew up in Cape Coral where he attended Pelican Elementary, Gulf Middle School and attended both Mariner and North Ft. Myers High Schools. At an early age Mike developed a love for playing football and was a standout player throughout high school, which ultimately led to college scholarships.
Mike has earned an Associates in Science degree from Georgia Military College, a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from American Military University.
After college, Mike enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his deployment, he served with the 4th Infantry Division and supported special operation missions. Mike played a significant role as a liaison to the Iraqi military and other coalition forces supporting the counter insurgency effort in Iraq. Mike is highly decorated from operations he took part in and was awarded numerous medals including the Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals for his operational roles in Iraq that led to capturing various targets.
Mike currently serves as a Warrant Officer in the Florida National Guard where he serves as a State Emergency Response Team liaison for the State of Florida. He has been activated for multiple hurricanes working with multiple counties in ensuring that the citizens have support from the Florida National Guard.
When not on active duty, Mike owns and operates businesses that specialize in cybersecurity, technology development, commercialization of new technology, and education. Mike specializes in working with law enforcement, assisting veteran owned companies, and helping veterans’ transition to civilian life.
Mike is also member of the Military Officers Association in Cape Coral, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida Military Museum, ESGR, South Florida Defense Alliance, and serves as a mentor to over a dozen women and veteran owned businesses
Mike and his wife Wendi have been married for 11 years, they have a son Luca (7), daughter Presley (4) and help raise their niece Ivey (8).