|Michael G. Winchell, Chief Counsel, NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center, provides legal advice and assistance to the Director of the Kennedy Space Center and to all elements of KSC. He assumed this position in July 1993.
Prior to his new KSC position, Winchell served as counsel, Marine Corps Logistics Bases, Albany, GA, where he was responsible for providing the full range of legal services to the logistics operations of the Marine Corps. In addition, he served as the environmental lawyer to the DOD Joint Depot Panel.
His federal career began in 1977 with the General Services Administration, where he attained the position of assistant regional counsel. He subsequently served as an administration judge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as counsel, Southeastern Bases, U.S. Marine Corps.
He received the United States Marine Corps Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service award.
A native of Oklahoma, Winchell received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1974 from Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in 1976.
Winchell and his wife Donna live in Titusville, FL.