Mickey Strand is a retired U. S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and 24-year member of the Navy's elite Combat Camera unit. In addition to serving as a photographer, Mickey was also the Chief Petty Officer in charge of education at Combat Camera's Pacific Fleet headquarters located at Coronado naval air station as well as an instructor at the Defense Information School (DINFOS) located at Fort Mead, Maryland. He is also is an instructor at Maine Media Workshops & College as well as a contributor to Acme Educational an online tutorial service.
MIckey's current projects are the “California Veterans Portrait Project” documenting Veterans stories of service, as well as his “Beyond the Cut” a portrait Look inside the Motorcycle Club community. Mickey also volunteers his time as the Area Director for the San Diego Help-Portrait project.