NATIONAL SECURITY VETERAN
FOUNDER AND OWNER
Ellis Craig is a Gulf War-era decorated veteran with over two decades of defense industry experience in military operations, national security, and intelligence activities.
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 executive officer, risk security advisor, policy analyst, intelligence professional, and joint operations staff officer. He has over a decade of leadership experience at the program, project, and unit level spanning across multiple government agencies.
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.
Corporate Security Consulting & Volunteer Community Leadership:
Former Co-Director of Strategy, Veterans Leadership Council
Board Member & Strategic Advisor, Global Inspirational Speakers
Veteran Career Readiness Instructor, FourBlock Foundation
National Leadership Council Member, FourBlock Foundation
Career Interview Coach, Candorful Charitable Foundation
Individual Blog Contributor on National Security Topics, Security Professional Directory
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.
EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE & LEADERSHIP
- PERSONAL IMPACT AWARD -
Navy Achievement Medal with Combat "Valor" for valorous actions, while leading in an extremely hostile environment.
- DECORATIONS & MEDALS -
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)
- SIGNIFICANT FEDERAL SERVICE AWARDS -
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