Spike Murphree, LTCOL (ret), served in the Air Force for 28 years. He flew F-111s, deployed to Desert Storm, served as a liaison to the U.S. Army, had two tours in the UK including teaching Air Ground Operations at the Joint Warfare Staff school. He also taught Government at the USAF Academy and the University of Colorado. Spike retired from active duty in 2002, settled in New Mexico to be near family, and became active in the DPNM. He is a Ward Chair, member of the SCC, ran for Senate District 19 in 2016, and is a member of the Rural Caucus. Spike brings three years of institutional knowledge and his strong commitment to continue to serve veterans and military families on our Caucus.