Leadership

Joe Gelardi

Joseph E. Gelardi, CEO

Joe is an accomplished senior executive, systems engineer and innovator with more than 25 years of strategic, operational and fiscal leadership in a diverse range of multi-national military organizations and commercial sector businesses. Highly experienced in systems analysis, solutions design, operations and risk engineering, he applies his leadership and engineering skills to the task of creating higher performing teams. He previously led the Design-Build team in a development effort to bring an 18,000-seat capacity, NBA/NHL-ready, multi-function entertainment and sports arena to life in his hometown of Virginia Beach. Joe also served more than 20 years as an active duty Naval Aviator completing 5-deployments to the Middle East, Mediterranean Sea and the Western Pacific while attaining virtually every training and combat qualification in the F-14B Tomcat and F/A-18C Hornet. Joe holds a BS in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

Eric Miller

Eric N. Miller, COO

Eric is a respected leader in operations, training and exercise support with over 25 years of experience in special operations and the intelligence community.  He has advised multiple Combatant Commanders in crisis action planning and authored analytical works on topics ranging from Fusion Cell Operation and Design to an assessment of Russian Unconventional Warfare in Ukraine, as well as lessons learned for Special Mission Unit Tactics, Techniques and Procedures.   An acknowledged training and exercise program development expert, he established and institutionalized a joint-interagency Army element training program designing, coordinating and advising the execution of their capstone exercise.   Eric also served more than 20 years as an active duty Army Officer with combat tours as an infantryman in Desert Storm, as an ODA commander in the Balkans, and as the Director of Operations (J-3) for Other Coalition Forces in Afghanistan.   He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and is a certified Project Management Professional.