Mike Lyons has been a CBS News Military Analyst since February of 2003.
He has covered a wide spectrum of military events for the CBS Radio and Television networks, including all related combat operations in Iraq, the events at the Abu Ghraib prison, the battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and associated military topics about soldiers on the home front.
He was featured in an edition of Business Week magazine along with other military analysts for his unique "soldiers eye perspective" of the war in Iraq.
Mike served with various military organizations in both the United States and Europe throughout his career. He commanded Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, VII US Corps during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was awarded The Bronze Star for his actions in combat. Mike has also served as the Aide-de-Camp to a General Officer in the NATO command. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and a Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business, New York University.
He also provides analysis for the CBS News program "Up to the Minute" and for the local CBS affiliate station in New York, WCBS-TV.
On Twitter: @MAJMikeLyons