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Forrest Hise
Operations Team; MBA; E.I.T.
Senior Partner, Director of Business Development

As a Senior Partner and the Director of Business Development at 1st Veterans Security LLC, Forrest commands a business development (B&D) team in fulfilling the company’s visions and long-term goals. His accomplishments include growing the area of operations by obtaining the required CONUS state security licenses, acquiring new corporate and private clients in diversified sectors and industries, and streamlining the risk management process for the client.

Current Board Positions


June 2023 – Present              Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)

                                               Member Board of Directors; Chairman of Legislation Committee

                                               Appointed By Louisiana Governor

Jan 2023 – Present                Better Business Bureau (BBB)

                                               Member Board of Directors

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.  COVID and the subsequent period of civil unrest changed the threat profile where the company was operating and Forrest was asked to expand his responsibilities to the Director of Security and Safety for personnel.  This position eventually led to a full-time role with 1st Veterans Security LLC.  

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.


2016 – 2018                            Tulane A.B. Freeman School of Business

                                                Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

                                                Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society (Top 10%; Ranked 2nd)

2010  2014                            Louisiana State University - Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

                                                Bachelor of Science Petroleum Engineering (Ranked 4th)

                                                Cum Laude Graduate; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi Honor Society; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Languages                             Arabic (Elementary - L.S.U. 8 Hours Credit)

                                                French (Basic)

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Board of Directors - 2023

2nd Public Service Commission District

Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)

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)​​​  / LA E.I.T.          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
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Private Security Guard Licenses

  • Texas

  • Louisiana

  • Mississippi

  • Alabama


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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