Executive Board of Directors

Keith Barbier



Keith Barbier retired after 33 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety, serving his last 15 years as a lieutenant with the Criminal Intelligence Service. Keith completed numerous schools and programs, including the FBI National Academy. He is NIMS certified and was a member of the FBI Violent Crime Task Force and a core member of www.stophoustongangs.org. He coordinated state homeland security activities with the FBI and the U.S. Coast Guard, was an expert in organized criminal gangs, and served as a DPS WMD instructor. Since retirement Keith works as an investigator with a major insurance company. He previously served as AAST's Texas state director and national first vice president.​

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​First Vice President


Lt. Jeffrey Lane, a 30-year veteran of the Virginia State Police, is currently assigned to the Bureau of Field Operations and is the Headquarters Lieutenant in Culpeper. For the past 22 years he has been a supervisor in various posts around the state. An adjunct instructor for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs since 1997, Jeff supports the agency in basic law enforcement training of state fire marshals. He previously served as AAST Virginia state director, followed by three terms as AAST’s national secretary. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Bluefield College and is a graduate of the North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program 39th session.

Kenneth Musick

Second Vice President


Kenneth Musick has been a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1990. He is a captain, currently assigned to the Highway Safety Operations Center within the Texas Highway Patrol Assistant Director’s Office. Kenneth holds a master’s degree from Southwest Texas State University and is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command. He served five years as AAST's Texas state director before being elected national secretary and then national treasurer. His son is also a Texas state trooper, assigned as a motorcycle trooper at the State Capitol complex.

Clarence M. "Bubba" Blue, III

Third Vice President


Bubba retired from the Alabama Department of Public Safety in 1994 after serving 26 years. He served as a uniform trooper and corporal in the Highway Patrol Division for 22 years. He served as a traffic homicide investigator, a felony awareness patrol supervisor, and a training supervisor. The last four years, he served in the Executive Security Unit and was assigned to the Senate Pro-Tempore and the president of the Alabama State Senate. He presently serves as the E-911 coordinator for Bullock County.

Noel Houze Jr.



Noel Houze, a second generation Indiana state trooper, graduated from the 42nd Indiana State Police Recruit Academy in 1984 and retired in 2014. In 1994 he was promoted to squad sergeant and served as a field supervisor for the next 12 years when he then transferred into ISP's Public Information Office. Noel has a bachelor of science degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University and attended the 102nd session of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute-School of Police Staff and Command in 1996.

James Emigh