Ellis Craig is a Gulf War-era decorated veteran with over two decades of strategic and operational experience in national security affairs and intelligence activities within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.


Since 1998, through leadership development, high-impact work assignments, and accredited specialized training he cemented his federal career in a variety of high-level positions to include; security advisor, policy analyst, intelligence professional, strategic planner, and current operations intelligence staff officer. 

He is the Founder and Owner of ETRB Consulting, LLC. Operating as a sole proprietor and micro-entrepreneur, ETRB examines the security needs of customers and executes a customized security solution to achieve mission-critical objectives. ETRB also offers ad-hoc mentoring and other services in the fields of national security, intelligence operations and policy to transitioning veterans and young security professionals to increase employment opportunities and earning potential. 

ETRB partners closely with other security consultant mavens who are aligned in helping with today’s national and economic security challenges that threaten the fabric of America and its stability. 

Corporate Security Consulting & Volunteer Community Leadership:

  • Former Co-Director of Strategy, Veterans Leadership Council

  • Board Advisor, Global Inspirational Speakers Bureau, LLC

  • Veteran Career Readiness Coach, FourBlock Foundation, Inc

  • Individual Blog Contributor on National Security Topics, Security Professional Directory, LLC 

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-1992. In August of 1990, after the invasion of Kuwait, he was deployed with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Division to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. In the “heel” of Kuwait, he served as a fire-team leader during Operation Desert Storm. His honorable combat service during Operation Desert Storm entitles him to the following awards, which are listed in order of precedence.




 Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "V", for valorous actions, while leading in an extremely hostile environment.


Navy Achievement Medal with Combat Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Medal with two stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one star, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Cross-Management Collaboration Award, Cybersecurity Process and Policy 2018 

Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Office of Naval Intelligence 9/11 Attacks

Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Office of Naval Intelligence 9/11 Attacks 

Paul J Martini Award, Naval Surface Warfare Center (Security Management & Leadership) 



Academy of United States Veterans Lifetime Member | Army Navy Club Member | Global Inspirational Speakers Bureau | Marine Corps Association & Foundation | American Society of Industrial Security | Intelligence and National Security Alliance | Master Mason Fraternity | Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

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