An all-around good guy, and a stellar commander, Mike (Callsign: Deadlock) is actually a squadron commander within a squadron. As the commander of the 809th's Papa Flight, he reports to the Raging Peckers' commander, but as the leader of the 69th PNIS, he answers directly to his superiors at the 13th Test Wing at Frost AFB, Nevada, home of Badger Ops.

He does his best to keep his pilots in line, and almost always succeeds. He's friendly to his officers and enlisted members alike, and makes sure everyone knows their place. Deadlock is well-liked throughout the 809th, and pilots who aren't even assigned to his units are constantly seeking his advice.