Don Brickel, 59, owns Veteran’s Alarm in Midland on Bay City Road, next to Ghengis Khan Mongolian BBQ. They install, service and maintain alarm systems for commercial and residential clients covering the state. He has 20 employees.
Brickel and his wife Michele have been married for 30 years. They have four sons. She is the office manager at the youth care center. She also handles accounting and payroll for veterans. He is a graduate of Saginaw Buena Vista High School. He then served four years in the Air Force in communications, ending as Senior Airman E-4. At one point, Brickel was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany and served in 11 countries and stations through that post. He ended up at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.