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Mike McCallister Oral History Interview. June 26, 2014

Mike McCallister Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen.

June 26, 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Mike McCallister (b. 1943), a 1967 OSU graduate in Geology, represents the fourth generation of his family to graduate from Oregon State. An officer in the United States Navy for nearly thirty years, McCallister served tours of duty in multiple locations throughout the Pacific, including Guam, Vietnam, Hawaii and the Philippines. A trained oceanographer, meteorologist and geophysicist, McCallister has also worked for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, the Snohomish County Emergency Management Agency, and in the private sector, where he researches renewable tidal energy. His interview focuses on his career in the military and his family's deep roots at Oregon State.