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Mike Bechaud

MikeVice President of Investigations

Michael Bechaud spent 25 years as a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during which time he was charged with investigating violations of the laws of the United States, and eventually specializing in foreign counterintelligence and counter terrorism investigations.  Mr. Bechaud was assigned to the New Orleans, Washington, D.C. and Houston Field Offices.  Also during his tenure, he was a member of the FBI SWAT Team, as an Assaulter, and as a Tactical Operations Center Operator.

Mr. Bechaud was formerly employed by Marathon Oil, and was in charge of upstream corporate security and asset protection for North America.  He managed and participated in conducting threat and security vulnerability assessments of all critical facilities. He managed the Workplace Violence Program and the Executive/Employee Protection Program; and also administrated federally mandated regulatory programs such as the Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standard and the Transportation Workers Identification Credential program.  He maintained extensive liaison with federal, state, and local law enforcement, as well as personnel within the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Mr. Bechaud served his country as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps with the military occupational code of rifleman/machine gunner/mortar man, and is a decorated combat veteran of the Viet Nam war.

Mr. Bechaud received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Houston.  He is licensed as a Private Investigator, Commissioned Security Officer and Personal Protection Officer by the State of Texas Private Security Bureau.