Charles Kolker, Managing Director
Mr. Kolker is a former U. S. Army Special Forces Major. He served for ten years in various special operations areas. Mr. Kolker served three years of combat duty in Vietnam. Prior to his military service, he earned a B. S. Chemical Engineering (1960) from Syracuse University and a Law Degree (LLB) from The New York University School of Law (1963) after which he clerked in the Second Circuit for a short period prior to joining a law firm (Willkie, Farr & Gallagher) and then its largest client (Investors Overseas Services) headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. His active military service commenced in December 1964. In addition to the foregoing, he worked for over twenty-five years as a lawyer and banker. Although he was based in New York, his work was throughout Latin America.
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Colonel Evelio "EJ" Otero, Jr., Managing Director
Colonel (ret) Evelio Otero, is an internationally respected security expert having lectured at Academic institutions worldwide, and consulted to several private institutions. Colonel Otero has been an analyst and consultant for CNN, NTN, Agencia EFE, and many other media outlets evaluating security matters with international consequences. Colonel Otero retired after a 28 year career as a Diplomatic envoy for the US Secretary of Defense, US Special Operations Command, and US Central Command. He was the architect in building strategic level Special Operations Commands in Colombia and Poland, as well as strengthened those in Jordan, France and the United Kingdom. Colonel Otero was also a Division Chief for Operations Plans in Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Otero has been a tactical, operational, and strategic thinker respected by the military plans and Diplomatic community.
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William A Schneider, Managing Director
Mr. Schneider is a retired U. S. Army Infantry Colonel. He served for over twenty-seven years in worldwide command and staff positions. He served as an Instructor and Course Director at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Mr. Schneider served two years of combat duty in Viet Nam, and is a graduate of the Naval War College. He has been an Instructor and the Department Chair at Florida Metropolitan University. He provides volunteer service on several educational and community boards.