Nicholas J. Hun

Professional History

History Independent Consultant, Hurricane, WV 1997-2002 / 2004-Present

  • Provision of counseling, consulting, and criminal justice legal services to a variety of public sector organizations and private corporations.

  • Served as U.S. Army contractor for counter-terrorism initiatives, participated in war fighter exercises (1997-2012)

  • Special correctional consultant to several national companies(1997-2012)

  • Conducted inspections of prisons and jails for Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Services (ICES) from 2012-2015.

Director, Huntington Veterans Center, Huntington, WV, 2002-2004
  • Led a team of professional counselors and administrative personnel as they provided counseling services to the Tri-State veterans.

  • Specialized in post-traumatic stress disorder and cognitive restructuring

  • Maintained detailed knowledge of veterans benefits

West Virginia Division of Corrections, Commissioner, Charleston, WV 1992-1997
  • Oversaw 5000+ inmate corrections system

  • Modernized antiquated prison system

  • Managed staff of 1200+ corrections professionals 

United States of America, Army Officer
  • Over 30 years of service in infantry, Special Forces, military intelligence, aviation, military police, and corrections.

  • Retired as a colonel with five overseas assignments and three combat tours.

Summary of Professional Experience
  • President, NJH Counseling and Consulting Services 2004- Present

  • As Commissioner of Corrections in WV, modernized a 5000+ inmate correctional

  • Director of the Huntington Veterans Center responsible for services offered to over

    30,000 veterans in the Tristate area.

  • Experienced counselor with special training and expertise in PTSD and cognitive


  • Adjunct professor at Marshall University.

  • Career commissioner army officer specializing in Special Forces, intelligence,
    aviation, military police, and corrections, retiring in grade of colonel.

  • Management and leadership of law enforcement, correctional, military, and other public service organizations.

  • Developer of operational policies, supervising the preparation, and execution of plans and initiatives.

  • Conducted sensitive liaison and maintained effective communications with heads of public service agencies and private corporations.

    Master of Science, Counseling, Long Island University, New York
    Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Corrections, University of Nebraska

    Educational experience also includes numerous short-term and long-term professional development and executive-level courses involving human relations, administrations, criminal justice operations, drug and alcohol abuse, logistical management, and community and media relations.

Specialty Training

Awards and Decorations 


Command and General Staff College
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Training
Advance Police Management and Supervision
Basic and Advanced Leadership Schools
Personnel Recruitment and HR Management
International Counter-Terrorism Schools
Counter Narcotics Schools
Hostage Negotiations Schools
Advanced Corrections Management
Government and Media Relations 


Combat infantryman’s Badge
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal for Valor (4 awards)
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Silver Star
Purple Heart
Legion of Merit
The Air Medal (14 awards)
Parachutist Badge
Army Aviator Badge

**Numerous other campaign service and
qualification badges and awards. 

Professional Associations

  • Inducted into the U.S. Army Infantry School Hall of Fame

  • Elected to the Southern Correctional Association States Hall of Fame in West Virginia

  • Member of the Correctional Leaders of Association-CLA (formerly Association of
    State Correctional Administrators-ASCA) and the American Correctional Association

  • Past member of the West Virginia Governor’s Committee on Crime, Delinquency,
    and Corrections

  • Past executive board member of the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional
    Facility Authority