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Forrest Hise

Forrest Hise
Partner, Director of Business Development

Forrest is responsible for new client relationships at 1st Veterans Security LLC.  He leverages his background in engineering, private security, and business management to ensure clients are receiving the most effective and highest quality security available to the private market.

"I enjoy working with our clients to find the most effective ways to secure their business operations and to solve their unique security challenges.  1st Veterans Security LLC employs elite U.S. veterans from the U.S. special operations community and the law enforcement space to bring a higher skilled private security force online to the private market." - Forrest Hise, Director of Business Development

Forrest originally comes from the upstream, private energy sector with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University and a M.B.A. from Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business.  He worked as a deep water reservoir engineer on a $2 Billion deep water asset in the Gulf of Mexico - Horn Mountain.  Later, his responsibilities expanded to managing a small team of engineers and leading the capital raising efforts for several onshore oil prospects.  Forrest believes in leading from the front and never asking personnel to complete a task he is not willing to do himself.  To this end, Forrest maintains the licenses, credentials, and same operation standards required from all field personnel.  In 2023, he was appointed to the Board of Directors at the Better Business Bureau.

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Board of Directors - 2023

Better Business Bureau (BBB)


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business - 2018  ​​

​Beta Gama Sigma International Honor Society​ (Top 10% of Class)


Bachelors of Science Degree - Petroleum Engineering ​

Cum Laude Latin Honors​​

Louisiana State University - Craft and Hawkins Dept. of Petroleum Engineering - 2014 

Ranked 4th in Class

Pi Epsilon Tau (Petroleum Engineering National Honor Society)​

Tau Beta Pi (Engineering National Honor Society)

Phi Kappa Phi


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE)​​​            2015

NRA Basic Pistol Instructor 

Louisiana State Police Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor

NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor​​

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)     2018​, 2022 

ASIS International Member                         2022



Louisiana State University -​ 2 Semesters

Elementary Proficiency


Intermediate / Working Proficiency​

Tulane Business School
LSU Engineering
ASIS Member
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Better Business Bureau Board of Directors

Private Security Guard Licenses


  • Armed Private Security Guard License


  • Level II Un-Armed Non-Commissioned Private Security Guard License

  • Level III Armed Commissioned Security Guard License

  • Level III Armed Commissioned Security Guard - Pepper Spray / Chemical Dispensing Device Certified 

  • Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO)


Armed Security Officer License - Pistol

Armed Security Officer License - Rifle

Armed Security Officer License - Shotgun


I'm always looking for new ways to help clients and their businesses secure their operations. Let's connect!

Direct: 337-344-9933

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