Chris Eaton is a former US Army Field Artillery Captain who served Honorably for fourteen years including a tour in Baghdad, Iraq. His career began at Virginia Military Institute when he enlisted in the National Guard to better prepare himself for his future in leading troops. Upon completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chris commissioned to Active-Duty Army where he served in Germany and Iraq.
After his initial commitment, Chris continued his service in the D.C. National Guard at Joint Force Headquarters and later in the Army Reserves at USSTRATCOM while further developing himself as an international security consultant within the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has deployed in support of operations throughout Central and Southwest Asia, to include Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Some of the organizations in which he served include the U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, and the Kingdom of Jordan.
Chris has almost 20 years in the industry comprised of Military time, Private Security Companies domestically, and High Threat Security Contracting internationally. He has a comprehensive background in strategic planning and implementing successful operations and global programs in austere environments. He has built multiple security programs from bottom up to include the planning, developing, and maintaining the physical, informational, and cyber security infrastructure to safeguard personnel, assets, property, and equipment.
Chris’ areas of expertise are in Leadership, Quality Control, Investigation, Threat Vulnerability Assessments, Behavioral Analysis, Executive/Dignitary Protection, High Threat Protection, Consulting, and Training.
Licensed to work throughout Florida and Minnesota and available for OCONUS Assignments
Weight- 215 lbs.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Military Institute
Certificate in Project Management, Syracuse University
Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician, Metro Community College
Florida Security Officer License- D3121535
Florida Security Officer Instructor License- DI3100302
Florida State-Wide Firearms License- G3107264
Florida Concealed Weapons Permit
National Registered Florida Emergency Medical Technician- 574552
Minnesota Armed Protective Agent
Minnesota Permit to Carry
NRA Pistol Instructor
CPR/AED/First Aide Instructor
OSHA 30 & 10 Safety Certifications
Active Secret, Inactive Top Secret DOS & DOD Clearances
Active US Passport
Protective Detail Specialist- Select-International
Joint Fires Observer- US Army
Tactical Combat Casualty Care Combat Lifesaver- US Army
Basic Tactical Medicine- 88 Tactical
Confined Space Entry and Rescue
Volunteer Firefighter, extrication, search and rescue
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA/ICS/NIMS) Certificates – IS-100b/200b/700a/907, ICS-300/400
Defensive Edged Weapons