Forrest Hise

Forrest Hise
Partner, Director of Business Development

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

"I enjoy working with our clients to find a budget friendly way to secure their business operations and address their unique security challenges.  1st Veterans Security LLC employs elite U.S. veterans from the special operations community.  Our teams provide a value add to the client or business by securing their human capital and assets with a team of seasoned professionals." - Forrest Hise, Director of Business Development

Forrest originally comes from the upstream and 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 and a numerical reservoir simulation expert over a $2 Billion deep water asset in the Gulf of Mexico - Horn Mountain.  Later, his responsibilities included managing a small team of engineers and leading the capital raising efforts for several onshore oil prospects.  Forrest has raised over $10 million USD for onshore oil and gas exploration and development prospects.   

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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


Professional Working Proficiency​

Tulane Business School
LSU Engineering
ASIS Member
Tactical Combat Casualty Care

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)

Mississippi Security License
Texas Security License


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

Direct: 337-344-9933

Alternate: 337-235-0590