Leonard M (Mike) Scruggs
Scruggs is a USAF combat veteran of the Vietnam War, during which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and two Air Medals while engaged in combat operations.
From 1961 to 1969, his service duties included posts as an intelligence officer and navigator.
He is a member of the Air Commando Association, the Air Force Association, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
He is the author of two books: Lessons from the Vietnam War, published in 2009, and The Un-Civil War, published in 2011, as well as numerous articles on military history.
He is President of the Henderson County Republican Men's Club, and immediate past Chairman of the Henderson County Republican Party.
He is a member of the North Carolina Veterans Affairs Commission.
He is also a real estate broker associated with Mark White & Associates in Hendersonville.
He retired as an Investment Vice President from Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley) in 2005.
Scruggs earned a BS degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA degree from Stanford University in California.