NATIONAL SECURITY VETERAN
FOUNDER AND OWNER
Mr. Ellis Craig is the Founder and Owner of ETRB Consulting, operating as a sole proprietor and micro-entrepreneur. He is a Gulf War-era decorated combat veteran with over two decades of federal government experience in kinetic military operations, national security sustainability, policy considerations, law enforcement engagement, business security management, and operational intelligence spanning across organizational boundaries.
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, security advisor, threat policy analyst, intelligence specialist, and joint operations advisor at the HQ's level. He has over a decade of leadership experience at the program, project, and unit level spanning across multiple government agencies.
He appeared as a panelist for The Fund for American Studies providing his perspective on leadership and career advice to George Washington University student veterans and cadets for military service and beyond. He was invited to speak along with military Flag Officers at the National Press Club providing his perspective on the Impact of Endless Wars on our military and Post Traumatic Growth.
Volunteer Community Leadership:
Lead Veteran Career Readiness Instructor, FourBlock Foundation
National Leadership Council, FourBlock Foundation
Career Interview Coach, Candorful Charitable Foundation
Former C0-Director of Strategy, Veterans Leadership Council, Wash DC
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 led his fire team element during Operation Desert Storm ground offensive. His honorable combat service 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