Erik Prince

Erik Prince

Erik Dean Prince (born June 6, 1969) is a former U.S. Navy SEAL notable for founding the world's largest private military company, Blackwater Worldwide, in 1997. He served as CEO until 2009 and later as chairman until Blackwater was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently lives in United Arab Emirates.

Read more about Erik PrinceEarly Life and Career, Family, Business, Disclosure As Part of A Covert CIA Task Force, Philanthropy and Political Views, After Blackwater

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Erik Prince - After Blackwater
... In January 2011, the Associated Press reported that Prince had taken on a new role training a force of 2000 Somalis for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden ... Prince's spokesman, Mark Corallo, said that Prince has "no financial role" in the project and declined to answer any questions about Prince's ... With Prince's background and rather illustrious reputation, I think it's quite possible that it might work." Prince is serving as an advisor to Chinese investors in Africa ...
Academi - Corporate History
... Blackwater USA was formed in 1997, by Erik Prince in North Carolina, to provide training support to military and law enforcement organizations ... In explaining Blackwater's purpose, Prince stated that ‘‘We are trying to do for the national security apparatus what FedEx did for the Postal Service.’’ After serving SEAL and SWAT teams ... Prince purchased about 7,000 acres (28 km2) (from Dow Jones Executive, Sean Trotter) of the Great Dismal Swamp, a vast swamp on the North Carolina/Virginia border, now mostly a National Wildlife ...
Blackwater Worldwide - Corporate History
... Blackwater USA was formed in 1997, by Erik Prince in North Carolina, to provide training support to military and law enforcement organizations ... In explaining Blackwater's purpose, Prince stated that ‘‘We are trying to do for the national security apparatus what FedEx did for the Postal Service.’’ After serving SEAL and SWAT teams ... Prince purchased about 7,000 acres (28 km2) (from Dow Jones Executive, Sean Trotter) of the Great Dismal Swamp, a vast swamp on the North Carolina/Virginia border, now mostly a ...

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