MAJ Mike Rybacki is originally from Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering.
As a newly commissioned officer, MAJ Rybacki completed the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, and Airborne Course before arriving to A Co, 3-325th Airborne Infantry Regiment at Fort Bragg, NC in 2005. His positions there included Rifle Platoon Leader and subsequently Scout Platoon Leader for the unit's deployment to Afghanistan (2007-08).
As a captain, MAJ Rybacki joined the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment to command Headquarters Company at the US Army Airborne School in Fort Benning, GA. During this assignment, MAJ Rybacki commanded Jumpmaster, Pathfinder and Silver Wings proponents, to include the integration of the T-11 parachute. In 2010, MAJ Rybacki assumed command of A/1-15th Infantry and commanded the company while in Iraq through the transition from OIF VII to Operation New Dawn.
Most recently, MAJ Rybacki attended Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and earned a Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Leadership and Ethics as well as Operations. As a MBA Candidate, he served as a leadership fellow for the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics (COLE) and taught the MS201 ROTC course to the Duke/NCCU sophomore cadets as a Visiting Assistant Professor.