John Abizaid is a retired General in the United States Army and former Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), overseeing American military operations in a 27-country region, from the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, to South and Central Asia, covering much of the Middle East. CENTCOM oversees 250,000 US troops. Abizaid succeeded General Tommy Franks as Commander, USCENTCOM, on July 7, 2003, and was also elevated to the rank of four-star general the same week.
Abizaid retired from the military on May 1, 2007 after 34 years of service. Currently, he is bringing his leadership expertise to DMEP Strategic Consultants.
Former United States Army Lieutenant General Ricardo S. Sanchez served as commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq from June 2003 to June 2004. When he retired on November 1, 2006, Sanchez was the highest-ranking Hispanic in the U.S. Army, culminating thirty-three years of military service. He now lives in his home state of Texas, where he works closely with DMEP Strategic Consultants providing his expertise in the area of developing innovative security solutions.
Jim Reese, CEO &founder of TigerSwan Inc., is a highly decorated, 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces. Under his leadership TigerSwan has become a leading global security solutions provider.