Mike Schlitz’s career began with the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program. His naval service included being a staff member for a submarine squadron, assisting nuclear submarines in preparations for the operational Reactor Safeguard Examination. He was stationed out of Charleston, South Carolina. He also served as project manager for the environmental remediation and radiological cleanup of dry-dock and piers in Charleston and as senior engineering advisor, supervising employees performing maintenance and operations of a submarine nuclear propulsion plant.
Mike Schlitz holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in nuclear engineering technology from Thomas Edison State College.