Michaels was a Havenite citizen and an officer of the People's Navy.

In 1903 PD, Michaels held the rank of Captain and was assigned as military attache to Leonard Masterman, Havenite ambassador to Grayson. He was furious upon hearing of Captain Honor Harrington being assigned to Grayson, especially because of her actions in the First Battle of Basilisk. His anger subsided when he heard that Ambassador Masterman was going to use Harrington's gender against her towards Grayson. (HH2)