Desert Skies is a novel about Attack Helicopter Warfare in the Gulf War. The first edition was published in 2001. It includes insight into small unit tactics and training, the downsizing of the United States military, ramifications of technological advances and offers a look into potential causes of the Gulf War Syndrome. The current edition has been re-edited for the 25th Anniversary edition.
Michael T. Gregory is a retired Army Officer currently living in Boerne, Texas. For over two decades, he has served his country in numerous capacities.
Originally commissioned in Armor, Lieutenant Colonel Gregory eventually transferred to Army Aviation, where he primarily focused on Attack Helicopter Operations. His overseas duty stations include Ansbach, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait. His stateside assignments include Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Ft. Hood, Texas, Ft. Knox, Kentucky, and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A devote believer in the spirit of the Cavalry, Mike Gregory’s love of military history had ensured the Troopers he served with his unequivocal loyalty, honesty, and trust. His last tour included duty as an Information Operations Warrior, preparing for the 21st Century fight. Mike Gregory spends most of his retired time in the Texas hill country with his wife, three daughters, five cats, and three dogs. He can be found still trying to perfect his jump shot.