|Born on October 6, 1943, to a peasant family in the village
Kudinovo in the Noginskiy region of the Moscow Oblast.
1966: Yeysk Higher Military-Aviation Pilots School (with a gold medal)
1975: Gagarin Military-Aviation Academy (correspondence)
1991: General Staff Academy.
(Kommersant, 23 Jan 02 P 3).
Worked up to Air Army Commander.
Commander 4th Air/Air Defense Army (Rostov-na-donu)
Since 1998 he has served as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the VVS.
Has mastered more than 20 types of aircraft and has more than 6 thousand
1996: Hero of Russia -- "In June 1996 he received the Hero of Russia title
for his skillful leadership of the operation to neutralize a group of Chechen
terrorists who attempted to hijack a Mi-8 helicopter to Chechnya.
According to Kommersant's information, Gen Mikhaylov's candidacy was actively
supported by Colonel General Aleksey Moskovskiy, deputy defense minister
and chief of armament in the Russian Federation Armed Forces. His
opinion may have been decisive: President Putin and Defense Minister
Sergey Ivanov, who know Aleksey Moskovskiy well through joint work on the
Security Council apparatus, always heed this general's opinion" (Kommersant,
23 Jan 02 P 3).
distinguished military pilot.
["Mikhailov took part in the elimination of Chechen separatist
leader Dzhokhar Dudayev, competent sources in Moscow told Interfax-Military
News Agency on Wednesday. Mikhailov received the
gold star of the Hero of Russia on June 13, 1996, for involvement in
the operation, the sources said. "During the first Chechnya
campaign, Mikhailov was in command of the aviation involved in the
anti-terrorist operation and accomplished over 40 combat
missions himself" (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 23 Jan 02).