Michael Bergman, 72, of
a brief bio
Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies (1986)
Certificate in Police Administration (1964-65)
Sociology, Psychology classes (1960-61)
High School Graduate (1958)
Chartered Life Underwriter, Graduate Professional degree (1973-78)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - CIVILIAN:
Independent Consultant, Homeland Security Nov2001-Present
CEO of a homeland security consulting company, currently engaged with counties
across the state of
Executive Director, Wabash Co. Emergency Management Agency 1998-Dec2001
the compilation and coordination of all emergency support functions of the
Wabash County Comprehensive Emergency
Management Plan for the safety of all county residents, as well as the
county’s Hazardous Material
Emergency Response Plan. These
plans involve all mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of
any potential emergency or disaster.
Required close liaison and coordination with some eleven fire
districts, two ambu
of the state
Emergency Management representative to the Local Emergency Planning
Committee (LEPC). Responsible for community education and preparedness for
the transportation, handling, and storage of all chemical and hazardous
Chairman of the Board, Civil Air Patrol, Inc. 1996-1998
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is the official United States Air Force Auxiliary.
CAP’s membership was in excess of 58,000 volunteer members and is a not-for-profit humanitarian corporation involved in three Congressionally mandated missions: Emergency Services (Disaster Preparedness Response, including air
and ground Search and Rescue), Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs (involving 25,000 youth from ages 12-21). For additional information, see "Professional Experience – United States Air Force Auxiliary."
Senior Agent, Farm Bureau Insurance 1970-1996
Special agent involved in multi-line sales. Maintained close and
repeated contact with customers to service their needs. Position required unique listener skills and a pleasant personality to maintain, and increase,
an adequate base of customers. Awarded title of "Governor" for achieving
number one sales agent in the company in 1973. Awarded title of Career Agent
in 1986. Constantly won trips and awards over period of twenty-six years.
Normal law enforcement duties as non-paid, volunteer member.
Officer, City of
Normal municipal police officer duties. Job required general skills
in police administration, police investigations, and customer complaint satisfaction in addition to specific law enforcement functions.
Normal police officer duties involved in a large city,
serving both as a plain-clothes and uniformed officer.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – BOARD OF GOVERNORS
United States Air Force Auxiliary (aka: Civil Air Patrol)representative to the Board of Governors, which was created by Act of U.S. Congress to act as oversight to the Civil Air Patrol organization for its management and financial affairs. While on the Board of Governors, selected to replace Michael Dominguez as the Chairman of its Audit Committee when Mr. Dominguez was appointed as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE – UNITED STATES AIR FORCE & ITS AUXILIARY:
United States Air Force Auxiliary (aka: Civil Air Patrol) 1982-Present
Brigadier General and National Commander,
Colonel - Vice Commander, CAP (Second in Command) 1994-1995
Chief of Staff (Third in Command) 1993-1994
Commander, Great Lakes Region (Six-state area) 1991-1993
*As Commander of the Indiana Wing, led the unit to number one in the Nation in 1991 utilizing the United States Air Force’s "Management Analysis Program".
**Commander, Grissom Cadet Squadron 1983-1984
**As Commander of the Grissom
Cadet Squadron, directly involved in working with area youth, led the unit to
30th place out of 2,000 squadrons across the
1983, and to 7th place in the Nation in 1984. (While a Public Affairs Officer of the Grissom AFB Squadron, was chosen as "Public Affairs Officer of the Year" for the state).
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES (Current and/or Former):
Executive Director, Wabash County Emergency Management Agency
President and member, Wabash City Council
Director, former Wabash County Civil Defense
and Disaster Chairman,
Big Brothers Board of Directors
President, Marion-Wabash Life Underwriters Association
Life & Health Insurance Leaders Club of
President, Eastwood Parents Teachers Organization
Associate (and active) member, Fraternal Order of Police
Numerous Speaking activities, local service clubs
Air Force Honor Guard Association, Life member
Air Force Association
Airplane Owners and Pilots Association
American Legion, Life member
Fraternal Order of Police
Salamonie Life Underwriters Association
Indiana State Emergency Management Agency (numerous
Professional Education Courses/SEMA Seminars)
Certified Hazardous Material Technician
General Officer’s Public Affairs Course, Pentagon
(By invitation of the Secretary of the Air Force)
Instructor, Advanced First Aid
Chartered Life Underwriter
Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Instructor, First Aid
Life Underwriters Training Council
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COURSES:
Courses available on request.
Don Rowland, Chief Executive Officer, Civil Air Patrol
US Air Force Auxiliary
Maxwell Air Force Base,
*Richard L. Anderson, USAF, Retired
*Currently a Delegate, 57th District, Virginia House of Representatives
Arvin Copeland, Former
Mayor/Fire Chief, City of