Michael E. Chesbro serves as the primary criminal intelligence specialist in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Directorate of Emergency Services (Fusion Center) in Washington where he is responsible for analyzing and evaluating criminal information, developing intelligence, and preparing reports and briefings for the Chief of the Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Division, and for the Installation Provost Marshal and Director of Law Enforcement. Mr. Chesbro previously worked as a force protection specialist with I Corps & Ft. Lewis, as a security supervisor and special projects officer with AKAL Security, Inc., as a senior counterintelligence agent with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and as a Special Agent in Charge of counterintelligence for the 650th Military Intelligence Group in Brunssum, The Netherlands, and for Allied Command Europe's Counterintelligence Activity at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.
Mr. Chesbro holds a bachelors degree in administration of criminal justice from Columbia Southern University, a masters degree in security management from the American Military University, and is currently enrolled in Northcentral University where he is pursuing a Ph.D in business administration with a homeland security concentration. He is also continuing his studies with the American Military University, where he is pursuing another masters degree in intelligence studies with a criminal intelligence concentration. He is certified as a crime & intelligence analyst (CCIA), as an intelligence analyst (IAC), in Homeland Security (CHS-III) with the American Board for Homeland Security Certification, as a certified forensic consultant (CFC), certified anti-terrorism specialist (CAS), certified in sensitive security information (SSI), holds the IALEIA basic crime analyst classification, and holds an amateur radio general class license with the Federal Communications Commission.
As a published author, Mr. Chesbro has written the following books: Guide to Sources of Information for Intelligence Officers, Analysts, and Investigators (Intelink), Privacy for Sale (Paladin Press, Colorado), The Complete Guide To E-Security (Paladin Press, Colorado), Freeware Encryption & Security Programs (Paladin Press, Colorado), The Privacy Handbook (Paladin Press, Colorado), Wilderness Evasion (Paladin Press, Colorado), Don't Be A Victim: How To Protect Yourself from Hoaxes, Fraud, and Scams (Loompanics, Washington), Communications for Survival & Self-Reliance (Paladin Press, Colorado), and Save Your Identity: ID Theft Awareness, Prevention & Recovery (Paladin Press, Colorado).