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Special Operations Section - FFLGuard
Michael Bouchard joined FFLGuard in 2011 as its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is currently Liaison to the ATF and ATFA (the association for former/retired ATF personnel).
He currently serves as President of Security Dynamics Group LLC, a professional consulting service.
Michael R. ...
Michael R. Bouchard
The Buckles Group
Michael R. Bouchard
Michael R. Bouchard
Mike is a Senior Consultant with Buckles Consulting Group, LLC.
offers more than 30 years of senior lawenforcement, investigative and security management experience.
Mike serves on a contract basis as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a munitions response and security services provider whose main customer is the U.S. Government.
In this role, Mike
is responsible for developing and managing corporate policies and guidelines relating to domestic and foreign security matters which impact corporate resources; including people, physical assets and business interests.
is responsible for conducting risk and threat assessments, physical security, traveler security, government clearances, internal investigations, providing guidance to employees on workplace violence, business continuity and crisis planning as well as working with business managers to incorporate security measures into business practices.
also provides services to the private sector (independent businesses and law firms) as well as the firearms and explosives industries.
Mike retired from the Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) where he served in a number of key positions such as: Assistant to the Director, Assistant Director Field Operations, Deputy Assistant Director for Strategic Intelligence and Information, Chief of Arson and Explosives Programs and Special Agent in Charge, Resource Management Branch.
He held several key field positions such as Special Agent in Charge, Baltimore Field Division.
Throughout his career, Mike has supervised several significant incidents for ATF including ATF's assets at the Pentagon on and after September 11, 2001, he was one of the three overall incident commanders during the Beltway Sniper investigation, and he supervised ATF's National Response Teams during several events, including the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mike earned a Master's of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, Washington DC, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Fire and Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut.
Mike also attended the "Pinnacle" course for senior flag officers at the National Defense University, Washington DC; was a member of the Senior Executive Service for more than four years and received extensive executive leadership training throughout his career.
Mike is also a Certified Protection Professional through ASIS.
Mike also occupies the position of Council Vice President with ASIS.
Mike is active in a number of organizations such as: the International Association of Police Chiefs, International Association of Arson Investigators, and American Society for Industrial Security International, The ASIS Chief Security Officer Roundtable, Police Executive Research Forum, International Stability Operations Association, International Association of Emergency Managers and serves on a number of committees within these organizations.
He also serves on the Technical Advisory Board, Henry Lee School of Criminal Justice, and University of New Haven and is an adjunct faculty member at the American University in Washington, DC.
November 23, 2009 | Mike ...
November 23, 2009 | Mike Bouchard Appointed to the Post of Council Vice President for ASIS International
EODT >> NewsCenter
EODT >> NewsCenter
LENOIR CITY, Tenn.(November 23, 2009) - Mr. Mike Bouchard, EODT's Chief Security Officer (CSO), has been appointed to the position of Council Vice President (CVP) for American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International.
As a CVP, Mr. Bouchard will be responsible for reviewing council business plans and organizational goals and objectives to ensure they are in accordance with ASIS International's strategic plan, providing counsel to the ASIS Secretary and staff, and assisting in the development of council leaders.
Mr. Bouchard will be one of six CVPs charged with overseeing the 32 councils.
CVPs within ASIS International
serve a prominent role within the security organization; hierarchically, CVPs report to the Board Secretary and are positioned one step below the Board of Directors.
has chaired the Global Terrorism, Political Instability & International Crime Council
from March 2007 until December 2009.
He has been a member of ASIS International for eight years, earned his Certified Protection Professional accreditation through ASIS International and is an active participant in the ASIS CSO Roundtable.
Up until that time, the thinking ...
Up until that time, the thinking was that the threat of a terrorist attack existed elsewhere but not here, says Michael Bouchard, chief security officer for EOD Technology Inc. and council vice president with ASIS International.
The 2001 attacks changed that thinking.
U.S. citizens now realize that they too are vulnerable, he says.
As a result of the change in perception, the country is now better prepared for those threats, Bouchard says, adding that individuals play a large role in being vigilant against a possible attack.
"People need to be more aware of their surroundings and, when they see things, say something," he
A window of a Michael's store in Montgomery County was shot out 45 minutes before the first killing, but ATF agent Michael Bouchard said Sunday that a bullet obtained from that scene was too badly damaged to be of any use in the investigation.
Tests were still under way to determine any links to the other fatal shootings, both in Montgomery County
, on the outskirts of Washington.