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Michael Honkala
Partner, Director of Operations, USN-NSW Ret.
Qualifying Agent

MHonkala@1stvetsec.com

Mike leads and manages all field operations for 1st Veterans Security LLC.  Mike's 32 year track record and professional background in Naval Special Warfare, private military contracting, and private security in hostile environments enables him to run an elite guard element with a special operations capability.  It is through Mike's leadership and experience that 1st Veterans Security LLC produces the finest quality guards in the private and public space.    

Mike joined the US Navy at 17 years old and upon completing Navy Recruit Training he immediately volunteered as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) assistant. He was then stationed overseas in Asia for his first tour of duty and learned how to thrive in high threat environments. Mike was subsequently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm.

 

After returning from his deployment he volunteered as a Special Warfare Combatant Craft (SWCC) team member where he excelled in costal and riverine warfare operations. Mike continued to deploy to various high threat environments while training host nation troops in maritime operations. Upon retiring from active duty from the US Navy in 2006, he was vetted and selected by various classified government organizations.

 

After 32 years of continuous deployments to hostile and high threat areas, Mike wanted to pass along his experience and knowledge. 

Background

Professional Experience

United States NAVY - 20 Years

Naval Special Warfare (USN-NSW) Community

  • Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)

  • Navy Special Warfare Combatant Crewman (NSW-SWCC)

Overseas Security Officer (Mobile & Static) - 12 Years

Private Military Contractor (PMC)

NRA LEO Instructor Certification - Handgun, Shotgun, Rifle, Tactical Weapons

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Private Security Guard Licenses

Mississippi

  • Armed Private Security Guard License

Texas

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

  • Level III Armed Commissioned Security Guard License

  • Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO)

Overseas Security Officer (Mobile & Static) - 12 Years

Private Military Contractor (PMC)

NRA LEO Instructor Certification - Handgun, Shotgun, Rifle, Tactical Weapons

Mississippi Security License
Texas Security License

Contact

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Office: 337-344-9933