Experienced Military Strategist Elevates Strategic Planning Services for Clients
Colonel (retired) Mike Loftus joined Aimpoint Research as Director of Strategic Planning in 2022 with a clear mission – integrate the latest military strategic planning methods with the company’s intelligence capabilities to create a best-in-class service for clients.
For many, their experience with organizational strategic planning is an arduous, frustrating process that ends with a “do everything” document that does little to help leaders make decisions. Inspiring action and creating meaningful change is a core element of Aimpoint Research’s mission and thanks to Mike’s vision and leadership, clients now have access to a truly collaborative strategic planning process that will help leaders make decisions for the future with confidence.
Discovering the Twenty-Six Hour Day
Originally from Massachusetts, Mike retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service as an Engineer Officer, 18 moves in 23 years, and travel to every continent excluding Antarctica. He is Airborne, Ranger, and Sapper qualified, and served in multiple units to include the 82nd Airborne Division. In his military career, he held several positions including Company Commander, Brigade Reconciliation Officer, Brigade Operations Officer, and Battalion Commander along with many other honorable positions.
Mike has specialized in strategic planning throughout his military career. He served as a Strategic Studies Analyst for the Chief of Staff of the Army and as the Commanding General of the Corps of Engineers’ Strategic Planner, where he worked on national-level defense and security issues. He holds a Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Arts in history from the American Military University, and Master of Arts in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Outside of work, Mike is a competitive cyclist riding 3,000 to 5,000 miles per year. He has already qualified for two Collegiate Mountain Biking National Championships, and he hopes to soon qualify for the U.S. Amateur National Championship. As an avid reader and dad to three young children, he works through many late nights and early mornings to accomplish his goals. He relishes this challenge and is trying to discover the secret to a twenty-six-hour day so he can accomplish even more.