Michael M. Cutone is a 33-year veteran of US Army Special Forces, serving on active duty and in the Army National Guard. He is the distinguished Honor Graduate of the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center Medical Sergeant Course (18D), class 02-1986 and deployed as 18D during Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti. Michael served as Senior Operations NCO, 18Z “Team Sergeant” on an Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA-Military Free Fall Team) on multiple deployments including Kosovo, Jordan, Kuwait, and Iraq. He also served as the First Sergeant of the Special Operations Advisor Group (SOAG) to the Afghan Commando Kandaks at Camp Morehead Afghanistan. Throughout his career, Michael served in multiple staff positions including as Special Operation Liaison to the FBI at Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
Recently retired with honorable service , Michael has a distinguished 21-year law enforcement career with the Massachusetts State Police. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts State Police Academy August 1999 with 74th RTT. Throughout his law enforcement career, he worked as a patrol officer in high crime urban areas. He is the creator of the C3 Policing Model featured on 60 Minutes, The New York Times and Police Chief Magazine. During his tenure in law enforcement, Michael was requested to present the C3 Policing Model to many international, federal, state, local law enforcement and academic agencies. He was invited to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference on anti-gang violence, and a two-year presenter of C3 Policing to the FBI’s Central American Community Impact Exchange (CACIE) at the White House. Michael developed a three part Law Enforcement Leadership class. Principles of Leadership, Introduction to Critical Thinking, and The Art of Planning. Presented at Massachusetts State Police Academy recruit classes and to Sergeants and Lieutenants on the State Police.
Michael holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts and was appointed as an Associate with the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
He is the published author of The Leadership of Jesus: Ten Fundamentals of Leadership and is the 2013 recipient of the Difference Makers Award by BusinessWest for impacting lives in the local community through C3 Policing.
2022 Recipient of St. Thomas More Award, honors a member of the legal profession within the diocese who has shown integrity in the practice of law, leadership in the community, and faithfulness to gospel values in his or her personal and professional life.