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Program Dean, Criminal Justice, AIU Atlanta, AIU Houston, AIU Online
Phone: 1-877-701-3800 ext. 35628
Dr. Michael Mounts has had a diverse career in Law Enforcement and Legal Practice. His positions have ranged from being a spy for the U.S. government to being a Federal Narcotics agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and History in 1975, he entered the U.S. Army and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on March 3, 1977. Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, Dr. Mounts served in a number of capacities, including: commander of a NATO Nuclear Weapons Facility in Germany from 1978 thru 1981; as a special agent in the Counterintelligence Corps at Fort Monmouth, NJ and Fort Meade, MD; and Chief of Security for all U.S. Forces in Saudi Arabia; Commander of the Clandestine Intelligence Collection Cell in the Republic of Panama.
As a civilian, Dr. Mounts attended and graduated from the Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Course at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA as well as the Baltimore County Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) school. Later, he opened the United States Investigative and Protection Agency, a private investigation firm specializing in criminal defense for indigent defendants. During this time, Dr. Mounts received his Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Leadership from Marshall University Graduate College. From 2001 thru 2004, he attended the Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Virginia and received a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law while running two businesses in Charleston, WV and being a single father. After graduating and passing the West Virginia Bar in 2005, Dr. Mounts practiced administrative law and owned The Advocacy Group, specializing in Administrative Law matters.