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Michael J. Thibault
Michael J. Thibault

Michael J. Thibault

Majority Co-Chair
Appointed 2008 by then Senate Majority Leader Reid
and Speaker of the House Pelosi

Navigant Consulting, Director, 2007 – 2008;
Unisys Federal Systems, Chief Compliance Officer, 2005 – 2006;
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Deputy Director, 1973 – 2005.

Mr. Thibault began his Federal career in 1973 with the DCAA in Seattle, Washington, and was selected as Deputy Director in 1994. Mr. Thibault held positions in DCAA field, regional, and headquarters offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Alexandria, Cameron Station, Memphis, Boston, Philadelphia, and Fort Belvoir. Prior to his selection as Deputy Director, he served as the Assistant Director, Policy and Plans; Deputy Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic Region; Regional Audit Manager and Special Programs Manager, Northeastern Region; Chief, Operations Audit Support Branch, Defense Contract Audit Institute, Memphis; Chief, Advanced Audit Techniques, San Francisco Region; and Auditor, Senior Auditor and Supervisory Auditor, Seattle Branch Office.

BA, business (accounting), Southern Oregon University, 1973;
Graduate studies, Seattle University MBA Program (48 hours completed 1975-1978);
MA, management, Central Michigan University, 1984;
Graduate studies (15 hours of international finance), George Mason University, 2000- 2003;
Certified Public Accountant, State of Washington, 1976 (retired);
Member, Cost Accounting Standards Review Board (Congressional), 1999;
Career Recognition Award, International Society of Parametric Analysts, 1995;
Prior Member, Association of Government Accountants (AGA) National Executive Committee;
Prior Chair, AGA Emerging Issues Committee.

Presidential Meritorious Rank Award;
Secretary of Defense Meritorious Service Award (Cluster);
DCAA Meritorious Civilian Service Award;
SES Performance Award, 1992-2004 (each year);
Completed nine marathons, 1989-1998.

United States Army 1965-1968;
Enlisted Forward Observer, 173d Airborne Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1966;
Awarded Bronze Star Medal (Valor) and Purple Heart Medal, 3rd Platoon, A Co/2nd Bn/503rd Parachute Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade, Bao Binh/Xuan Loc, Republic of Vietnam, June 29, 1966;
Participant and Member, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade; 2nd Battalion/503rd awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Operation Silver City, War Zone D, March 16, 1966;
Served, National Secretary, Society of the 173d Airborne Brigade.

Father, John J. Thibault, United States Marine Corps (E-8 Retired), Private/Staff Sergeant, Four Beach Landings in WW2, L/3/8, 2nd Marine Division (Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian); Gunnery Sergeant, Headquarters Company, 1st Marine Division, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War.

Son, John B. Thibault, United States Army (2nd Lt. Active Duty); Recon Plt. Ldr., 136th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Div.

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