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Robert Gerald

Robert Gerald, US Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Ret.

Co-Founder and President

RGerald@bravotangointernational.com

Rob Gerald is a Co-Founder and President at Bravo Tango.  After serving 21 years as a Military Intelligence Officer, Rob’s active duty career culminated with his assignment to Special Operations Command – Pacific (SOCPAC) as the Deputy Director of Intelligence (SOJ2). Rob has commanded twice at the company level to included commanding the most highly decorated Military Intelligence Company in OEF history. LTC Gerald has 4 assignments in support of U.S. Special Operations Forces; 3rd Special Forces Group (A)/Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan, NATO Special Operations Command/Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (SOJTF-OIR), and most recently United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Conventional tours include serving in various Counterintelligence billets at the company level as well performing as a Tactical Intelligence Officer (BN S2) for a Light Infantry Battalion. Additional Combatant Command (COCOM) experience with U.S. Southern Command in the capacity as Deputy J2X and Chief, CI Coordination Cell.

Rob Gerald, a native of Maryland, attended Bowie State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sociology and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer in 1998. He has also received a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with an Information Technology Management concentration from Touro University International in 2004. Additionally, he is is also a 2009 graduate of the National Defense Intelligence College and earned a Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence while publishing a thesis on Lebanese Hezbollah activity within South America.

Military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Award), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd Campaign Star), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal (3rd Bronze Numeral), the NATO Medal, the Air Assault Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Action Badge and the Knowlton Award for Military Intelligence Excellence. Foreign decorations and awards include the German Schützenschnur Badge (Silver), the Argentinian Parachutist Badge, the Italian Parachutist Badge and the German Parachutist Badge (Bronze).

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Obie Spratling

Obie Spratling, US Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Ret.

Co-Founder, Vice President of Strategic Operations

and Foreign Partner Solutions

OSpratlingbravotangointernational.com

Obie A. M. Spratling is a Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategic Operations and Foreign Partner Solutions at Bravo Tango Inc.  He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with a combined 28 years of active duty and Army National Guard experience in Emergency Management, Operations, and Strategic Planning. Mr. Spratling is a native of Jacksonville, Florida.  His military career began after receiving a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship at the University of Kentucky (UK).  He received his commission and graduated in 1985.

Mr. Spratling recently served as Peace Keeping Operations of the Americas (PKO-A) exercise planner and Deputy Branch Chief, Joint Training, United States Southern Command from 2010 to 2012.  He also served as Branch Chief, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Crisis Operations Branch, Deputy Branch Chief, Operations Officer, Team Chief, and Deputy Team Chief with that same branch supporting the NGB Joint Coordination Center starting February 2007.  Prior to being assigned to the NGB Joint Staff and NGB J3 Directorates, Mr. Spratling deployed to Afghanistan in January 2006, where he served as an Embedded Training Team (ETT) Advisor with the 53rd BCT, Integrations Officer Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A), and the Aide De Camp & Executive Officer for the Commander, (CSTC-A).

Mr. Spratling’s Military Education Includes: Joint and Combined War fighting School (JCWS), Command and General Staff College-Intermediate Level Education (ILE), Command and General Staff College-Combined Arms Service and Staff School (CAS3), Joint Fire Power Control Course, Field Artillery Officer Advance Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, and the Junior Officers Pre Command Course.

Mr. Spratling honorably retired after 28 years of service as a Lieutenant Colonel. His awards and decorations include The legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/ oak leaf cluster); Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal (w/ Oak Leaf Cluster); Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal (w/Oak leaf cluster; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ M device, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award (w/Oak leaf cluster); Army Staff Identification Badge.  Mr. Spratling is also an Honorable Order of Saint Barbara award recipient from the US Army Field Artillery Association.

Mr. Spratling holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky and an Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from National University, San Diego, California. He is currently a Ph.D Candidate in the field of Emergency Management with an emphasis on Homeland Security at Capella University.

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Jeff P. H. Cazeau

Jeff P. H. Cazeau, US Navy Veteran, Lieutenant Commander

Co-Founder, Vice President Business Solutions,

General Counsel – Contract Law

JCazeau@bravotangointernational.com

Jeff P. H. Cazeau, Esq., is a Founder and Vice-President at Bravo Tango who is responsible for procurement and legal compliance matters. He is an attorney specialized in representing local governments, private businesses and individuals in government procurement matters. He specializes in helping clients navigate the application process for the various local, state and federal certifications available to small, minority and women owned businesses. He also assists clients in resolving government contracts and procurement issues, including bid protests.  Additionally, he represents municipal clients, developers, general contractors and subcontractors in construction matters.

Before attending law school, Mr. Cazeau served nine years in the United States Navy first as an Electronic Warfare Technician and later as a commissioned officer. During his naval career he held several positions including Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, Legal Officer, and Navigator aboard USS ELLIOT (DD 967) and Politico-Military Affairs Officer at United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM).  While assigned to USSOUTHCOM, he served in the J5 Policy, Planning and Strategy Directorate as the Haiti Desk Officer, Mr. Cazeau was required to maintain a broad knowledge of the Republic of Haiti and was responsible for maintaining relationships between USSOUTHCOM, the Government of Haiti and the U.S. State Department. In addition to the Haiti Desk, Mr. Cazeau was responsible for the British, Dutch and French dependencies in the Caribbean and South America. In addition to two Naval Achievement Medals, Mr. Cazeau is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

During law school, Mr. Cazeau served as President of the Student Bar Association and was a recipient of numerous awards, honors, and scholarships. Most notably, Mr. Cazeau is a member of the prestigious Iron Arrow Society and is a recipient of the Roger Sorino Award; an award that designates one student as the most outstanding graduate in their class. Mr. Cazeau remains active in several civic and professional organizations including the Haitian Lawyers Association, Dade County Bar Association and the University of Miami Law Alumni Association. He has won numerous awards as an attorney and has been recognized as a “Legal Elite” by South Florida Trends Magazine in 2011 and 2012. He has also been recognized as a “Superlawyer” in 2010, 2011, and 2012.