Eclipse was established in 2012 with the support of career transportation and energy attorneys, consultants, and business people, as well as members of the U.S. Military and Intelligence Communities. The Company’s services have grown to include risk assessment and audit, close protection, investigations, casualty response and risk mitigation tailored to the international energy, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
To set the standard for security and risk management services in high risk areas and to support project development, stability, and sustainability in emerging economies.
Freedom from Uncertainty
The Company’s management and advisors have extensive knowledge and experience in the industries we serve, with over 150 years combined operating in austere and non-permissive environments. The Company specializes in providing the highest quality local and regional support for customers through effective networking and the exchange of resources and experiences.
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Milt Bearden retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1994 after thirty years in the clandestine services where he rose through the ranks to become one of CIA’s most senior officers. His early career was split between German-speaking Europe and Hong
Kong. During the early 1980s he moved to Africa to serve as CIA Chief in Nigeria and later in Khartoum, where he covered Sudan’s civil war and the ultimate overthrow of the regime of Jaafar Nimeiri.
In 1986 Mr. Bearden was put in charge of the CIA’s covert operations in support of the Afghan resistance, an effort that ultimately succeeded in forcing a Soviet withdrawal. From 1989-92, Mr. Bearden directed the CIA’s clandestine operations against the Soviet Union. Mr. Bearden ended his CIA career as the CIA Chief in Bonn, in the newly reunified Germany.
Mr. Bearden is a frequent contributor to the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and has contributed to Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The National Journal Online, and to the book on September 11, 2001, How Did This Happen?, published by Public Affairs. He is the author of a novel about the Afghan resistance, Black Tulip, and co-author, with James Risen, of The Main Enemy, a non-fiction account of the end of the Cold War. He has consulted on several films, including The Good Shepherd and Charlie Wilson’s War.
Mr. Bearden Served in the United States Air Force with duty in the PACAF 1958-1962. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a B.A. in Linguistics, and of the Yale University Institute of Far Eastern Languages (Mandarin Chinese).
Ing. Roberto Campero Alcántara
Roberto is a retired Military Construction Engineer, Special Forces, after having graduated as a 1st Captain of Engineers from the Military School of Engineers in Mexico. Roberto obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Reims Management School in France and also holds a certifcate in leadership management from the French Ecole de l’Air Militaire. After his MBA studies in France, Roberto lived in the United States before moving back to Mexico to focus on logistics, shipping and the oil and gas industries. Roberto has over 15 years of experience in architecture, finance, security, oil and gas, and other extractive industries. He lives in Mexico City and speaks Spanish, English, and French.
Director Security Operations
Prior to joining Eclipse, Rogelio served as Corporate Security Director in Mexico for Kiewit Corporation and Chief Security Officer/Corporate Security Manager for ICA Fluor, two major engineering and construction companies in the international energy/oil & gas sector. As the architect of the Security Departments of these two EPC companies, Rogelio was responsible for providing comprehensive security strategies for multiple EPC project sites, some with up to 12,000 craft workers and hundreds of expats from Europe, Latin America and the United States, developing policies, procedures and plans which complied with yearly strategic and operational objectives and budgets. Rogelio has developed highly successful risk mitigation strategies to protect people, assets and reputations, including, but not limited to, Risk Assessments, Comprehensive Security Plans, Crisis Management and Risk Management Plans, Travel Risk Management strategies, standard operating procedures, forming and directing armed and unarmed emergency response and executive protection teams, as well as Business Continuity Plans. Rogelio has a proven track record establishing strong professional relationships with governmental, military, law enforcement and intelligence agencies in Mexico, the United States, and elsewhere, ensuring their support and creating valuable security relationships for clients.
Rogelio has held other top-level positions in his 30 years in the industry, including serving as an International Consultant for John Hopkins University, Security Consultant and Executive Protection Lead for Boeing and The New York Times. Additionally, he has been Security Consultant for the Mexican Congress, Secretariat of the Interior, Department of Communications and Transportation, Department of Foreign Relations, Mexican Supreme Court, Mexican Attorney General´s office, Mexican Department of Defense and Security Consultant for former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Prior to his transition to the private sector, Rogelio also served as the General Director for Technical Support in the Department of Intelligence of the Mexican Federal Police, achieving policy and enforcement objectives, directing and motivating a large multi-cultural staff, establishing strategic alliances with key stakeholders, and successfully managing crisis turnaround in extremely high-risk areas under the most demanding conditions.
He is a member of the Executive Committee for the U.S Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, a founding member of IALEIA (International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis) Mexico Chapter, and has been a participating member of (ISMA) International Security Management Association and ASIS – CSO Center for Leadership and Development, contributing to numerous national and international security conferences as a guest speaker on complex security topics such as Executive Protection, living and traveling in High Risk Areas, protection of critical infrastructure, Travel Risk Management and Security Situational Awareness.
Rogelio’s academic background includes business administration from the University of the Americas in Mexico City and Puebla and post-graduate studies at Georgetown University and the International Security Management Association in Washington D.C. Leadership Program of the Center for Continuing and Professional Development.
Christopher L. Komyanik
Director and Vice President, Operations
Mr. Komyanik is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant. His recent duty positions included technical and tactical surveillance, threat vulnerability assessments, pattern analysis, analysis of operational environment during mission planning, analysis of reporting for the operational area, and creating national programs for implementation in counter terrorist operations. Mr. Komyanik has created products on terrorist tactics and operational capabilities, including internal security, organizational facilities, and personalities involved in terrorism tactics, techniques, and procedures. His secondary duty positions as a sniper instructor included updating, maintaining, and training unit snipers with current techniques, tactics and procedures to stay relevant in emerging areas of responsibility. Mr. Komyanik has worked as a contractor for the United States Department of State as a Senior Instructor for the State Department’s Personal Tracking & Locating program. He is finishing his B.A. in National Security and Intelligence from West Virginia University and has extensive language and cultural experience in France, Russia, Estonia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Otis W. McGregor III, CPM
Director and Vice President, Operations
Lieutenant Col., Special Forces, United States Army (Retired) Otis retired from the U.S. Army in 2009 as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel following 25 years of service around the world. While in the Army, Otis had a broad range of experience from driving tanks as a private, to running heavy equipment in Alaska as an engineer, to leading Green Berets on complex and dangerous missions in austere and impermissive environments. Otis also organized new units and command organizations, working to create cohesive and effective teams, as well as leadership. This experience ranged from arctic conditions in Alaska to counter-terrorism units in Iraq and Afghanistan, to NATO Special Operations Headquarters. Otis earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Texas A&M University; his Masters in International Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has also successfully completed continuing education and training as a Certified Project Master.
Director and Vice President, Business Development
Brook Foreman served in the United States Marine Corps for eight years and led infantry units in combat operations in Al Anbar Iraq in 2004-2005. While in Iraq, Brook’s unit helped provide security for Iraq’s first free elections and also hunted high value targets to include the most wanted man in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Brook has an engineering degree from Texas A&M University and has spent ten years in the oil and gas industry managing and executing subsea projects. Brook also owns a firearms company that has supplied weapons systems to law enforcement and military personnel as well as to the civilian market.
Justin W. R. Renshaw
Director and President
Justin has provided counsel to clients on disaster response and preparedness, including extensive pre- and post-suit investigations since 1999. He has acted as a legal first responder in countless domestic and international casualties involving loss of property and life, including serving as a Legal Officer on the Incident Management Team for the Deepwater Horizon casualty and response. He enjoys an international practice and has also given extensive counsel to clients regarding import/export issues, anti-corruption compliance, and commercial operations in high-risk jurisdictions throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Justin has a B.A. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
Major General (Ret.) Simeon G. Trombitas
Senior Subject Matter Expert
Major General (Ret.) Simeon G. Trombitas spent over 37 years of active duty in the U.S. Army. Major General Trombitas graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree and was commissioned as a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Branch. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the Special Forces Officer Qualification Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He earned a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy from the Army War College. Major General Trombitas began his active duty in the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Infantry Company Commander at Fort Hood, Texas. He was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center as a Senior Infantry Company Observer Controller. He served three tours in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an Operational Detachment “A” Commander, Special Forces Company Commander, Battalion Operations (S3) Officer, Group Executive Officer and Special Forces Battalion Commander. Assigned to USMILGP, El Salvador, he served as Senior Advisor to the 4th El Salvadoran Infantry Brigade. He served as the Assistant Deputy Director for Operations of United States Army Special Operations Command and Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Colorado. His Joint Duty Assignments include Deputy Director of Operations, Special Operations Command South in Panama; Commander, U.S. Military Group in Bogota, Colombia, and Chief Regional Special Operations, Special Operations Division (J3), the Joint Staff, in Washington, D.C. Major General Trombitas served as a general officer for nine years in various duty assignments beginning as the Commanding General, Special Operations Command, Korea. Following Korea, he assumed command of the Iraqi National Counter-Terrorism Force Transition Team, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Major General Trombitas commanded U.S. Army South from 2009 to 2012 including deployment to Haiti for Operation Unified Response. He also served as the Senior Defense Official/ Defense Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico. Major General Trombitas culminated his career as the Deputy Commanding General of United States Army North. Major General Trombitas currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. He is married and has two sons. He is presently working in the private sector as a corporate security consultant in Latin America with a special emphasis on Mexico. He also consults for the Department of Defense instructing foreign militaries throughout South America. Major General Trombitas is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Green Beret Foundation and on the Board of Advisors for the Warrior’s Heart Foundation.
J. Durkin Ledgard
Mr. Ledgard advises clients on a variety of energy, infrastructure and transportation issues. He served as Chief Legal, Commercial & Administrative Officer of BPZ Resources, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company focusing on Latin America. Mr. Ledgard also served BPZ as Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining BPZ, Mr. Ledgard was a Partner of the law firm Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney, LLP, where he specialized in Admiralty and Maritime law and casualty response.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Ledgard was an Assistant Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the United States Navy. He has over 30 years of experience in the energy and marine transportation industries and holds an Unlimited Tonnage Master’s License issued by the United States Coast Guard. During his seagoing career Mr. Ledgard was Master of numerous U.S. Flag vessels, including vessel under charter to the United States Military Sealift Command, where he held a Top Secret security clearance. He earned his B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992.