Christopher Charo, EDF
Mr. Charo has over 17 years of experience in security operations and leadership ranging from the team to program wide roles. He has served for 12 years in the US Army as a parachute infantryman with years of combat experience with the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade from Team Leader to Senior Non-Commissioned Officer with distinction. Mr. Charo is a recipient of the Silver Star Medal for Gallantry in Action, our nation’s third highest award for valor as well as numerous other awards and decorations. After leaving military service Mr. Charo has continued on as a dynamic and persistent leader in the contracted security industry providing protection and security for US Government entities on projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Additionaly, Mr. Charo was responsible for the development of physical security measures, guard force deployment and disposition, emergency response plans, medical response capability, training regiment, scheduling and mentoring subordinate leaders. More recently Mr. Charo is the Executive Finance Director for Talos Secure Group, Inc. and has been with the company since its conceptual birth. Responsible for creating financial management policy, managing capital expenditure, creating forecasting models and assisting the Executive Managing Director in fiscal risk analysis.