Claude J. Nebel became a member of the Cargill team August 2008 when he was appointed as Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Global Security. Prior to assuming these duties, Claude was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Foreign Missions, U.S. Department of State, approved by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, January 2007.
Mr. Nebel began his career with the Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DSS) in 1987 as a Special Agent assigned to the Washington Field Office, and has served in many challenging positions during his tenure. These include Regional Security Officer, American Embassy Berlin, July 2005 to 2007, Regional Security Officer, American Consulate General in Frankfurt, 2004 to 2005, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Field Office, 2001 to 2004, Regional Security Officer, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998 to 2001, Special Agent, Criminal Investigative Liaison Branch, Washington, DC, 1995 to 1998, Regional Security Officer, American Embassy Tel Aviv, 1993 to 1995, Senior Supervisor for Protective Security Details for several former Secretaries of State and Site Security Manager for U.S. Consulates in Lahore and Peshawar, Pakistan, 1988 to 1989.
Claude has received several awards during his tenure with the Department of State including Group Superior Honor Awards in 2005 and 1995, Group Meritorious Honor Awards in 2004 and 1989 and Meritorious Honor Awards in 2001, 1997 and 1994. Mr. Nebel is also the recipient of the 2003 “Leadership Award” by the City of Boston, Federal Executive Board for outstanding leadership and management during the 9/11 terrorist crisis.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1987, Mr. Nebel held positions as a management representative with LTV Steel Corporation, Houston, Texas, a hearing officer with the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania, and was co-operator of a business in the food industry for a period of six years.
Claude holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently is President, AISLO (Agriculture Industry Security Leadership Organization), a member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the Executive Committee, Overseas Security Advisory Committee (OSAC), The “Risk” Committee, FBI Domestic Security Alliance Council, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the Diplomatic Security Special Agents Association, Greater Boston Federal Executive Board, Boston Senior Executive Board and was a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Anti-Terrorism Task Force. Claude is married to the former Pamela Feirson and they have two sons; Michael and Gregory. They currently live in Plymouth, Minnesota.