MA, Organizational Leadership @
Fortune 10 Global Security Leader focusing on enterprise risk management and security programs centered on the protection of people, products, property and reputation. Forms strategic, consultative relationships with top business unit leaders to provide comprehensive threat and risk analysis to remain safe, secure and resilient. Subject matter expertise includes investigations, executive protection, crisis management/business continuity programs, access
Fortune 10 Global Security Leader focusing on enterprise risk management and security programs centered on the protection of people, products, property and reputation. Forms strategic, consultative relationships with top business unit leaders to provide comprehensive threat and risk analysis to remain safe, secure and resilient. Subject matter expertise includes investigations, executive protection, crisis management/business continuity programs, access control/CCTV, contract negotiation, safety and security awareness training, corporate aviation management and strategic program budgeting.
Highest clearance held: TS/SCI.
Senior Director, Global Security Operations & Crisis Management @ Global Security and Crisis Management Director for a Fortune 15 company with over 44,000 employees. Oversight includes key investigations, large meeting and event security, executive protection, C-TPAT, crisis management, travel security, and security awareness campaigns. From October 2007 to Present (8 years 3 months) San Francisco Bay AreaDirector Security Operations @ Directed NWA’s global security of commercial aviation operations and facilities, a Fortune 180 company with over 38,000 employees. From December 2004 to September 2007 (2 years 10 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul AreaSpecial Agent @ Served on executive protection details supporting the President, former Presidents and foreign Heads-of-State while simultaneously investigating numerous fraud, financial, and electronic crimes against the federal government. From June 2001 to December 2004 (3 years 7 months) Major @ US Air Force, 4th Special Operations Squadron, Pilot
Coordinated actions of 13 aircrew members in seven different aviation disciplines supporting joint conventional and special operations missions. Executed sensitive conventional and unconventional warfare operations directed by the National Command Authorities to further national security objectives.
US Air Force, USAF Combat Survival School, WA, Flight Commander
Responsible for planning and overseeing resistance (Prisoner-of-War) scenarios and field exercises conducted in remote wilderness terrain under all climatic conditions for 200 aircrew students simultaneously.
US Air Force, 60th Security Forces Squadron, Flight Commander
Provided security and protection for USAF and USN alert aircraft while providing police services to a community of 21,000. Responsible for squadron training, combat arms, K-9 operations, equipping and preparing squadron personnel for worldwide deployments while supervising 57 personnel. From May 1991 to May 2001 (10 years 1 month)
BS, Legal Studies @ United States Air Force Academy From 1987 to 1991 MA, Organizational Leadership @ Gonzaga University From 1999 to 2000 Diploma, General Studies @ Bishop O'Connell From 1982 to 1986 Eric Balen is skilled in: Executive Protection, Investigations, Strategic Planning, Crisis Management, Business Continuity, Aviation Security, Aviation Operations, Incident Management, Security Awareness, Physical Security, Access Control, Emergency Management, Security Management, Risk Assessment, Security Operations
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