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).
Ioannis “Gianni” Koskinas is a retired special operations military officer, published author, highly effective leader, coach, and mentor. Prior to retirement, Gianni focused on national security matters as senior advisor to General Stan McChrystal (twice), General Nordy Schwartz (Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force), and the Honorable Mike Vickers (Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict). In commercial life, he has focused on extractive industries, capacity development, aviation, risk mitigation strategies, and bespoke consulting for Fortune 500 company initiatives. Gianni has also participated in hostage negotiations and rescue operations in Latin America and elsewhere.
Ing. Roberto Campero Alcántara
Director of Mexican Operations
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.
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.