Major Michael Hardee (Ret.)
Major Michael Hardee (Retired) is the Immediate Past President of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates, Florida Chapter. He has served in multiple law enforcement capacities, including senior level management positions for over 30 years. A graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 232, he has also served on the Board of Trustees of Goddard College. Mike has developed long term environmental undercover operations that have been featured on ABC News 20/20 and Primetime Live. He is a former instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia and the Southern Environmental Enforcement Network (SEEN). He chaired the First Coast Environmental Crimes Task Force in Jacksonville, Florida, while employed with the 4th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, Special Prosecution Unit. Over the past five years he has been actively involved in officer safety and wellness training efforts to address issues of suicide prevention, mental health, martial, family and financial concerns. Currently he is a Senior Manager at Covert Investigations Group, a Florida based private investigations agency that specializes in undercover operations. He was recently appointed to a 4-year term on the FBI National Academy Associates Executive Board and will be sworn into office this July at the National conference in Orlando.