A former U.S. Army military intelligence officer, Private Investigator Brett Mikkelson is the president of B.M. Investigations, Inc. The firm is located in the Republic of Panama and operates primarily within Central and South America. Besides being a polygraph examiner, Brett has a strong security orientation. He established a security and investigations department for the family owned Panama Harari Group stores and warehouses and updates the family on investment and security issues both within Panama and internationally. Also, because Panama is a popular tourist attraction that draws those who prey on tourists, Brett has become a specialist in handling missing person cases. Brett is able to get assistance from his international contacts through the trade associations where he is a member such as the Council of International Investigators, World Association of Detectives, Intelnet, National Association of Fraud Investigators, and others.