Former NCIS Director Named Advisor at Ridge Global

Posted by Eric Haun
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Thomas Betro

Tom Ridge, President and CEO of Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, today announced that Thomas Betro, former Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and VP at NTT DATA, has joined as an advisor. Betro will work closely with Ridge Global’s Flag Bridge strategic maritime team to help guide the expansion of a global maritime criminal investigation service. “We are fortunate to have a seasoned maritime law enforcement professional like Tom Betro on our team,” said Gov. Ridge. “Our clients will benefit greatly from Director Betro’s investigative experience, and his presence only strengthens what is already a deep bench of distinguished maritime professionals.”

Ridge Global created the Flag Bridge service to provide high-level, strategic maritime consulting services worldwide. The team includes an elite cadre of former Admirals and other distinguished maritime professionals with unique operational skills. Clients are benefitting from decades of command experience, as well as the convenience of being able to access these specialty experts through a single source.

“We can mobilize our expert maritime investigators on short notice, anywhere in the world, to handle complex cases involving maritime fraud, theft, assault, murder, destruction of property, kidnapping, piracy and other actual or suspected crimes,” said Luke Ritter, Principal at Ridge Global and the lead for the Flag Bridge team. “Many of our team members have spent their entire careers conducting these types of investigations in ports and shipyards, aboard ships, and all over the world in both permissive and austere environments.”

The Flag Bridge team was recently hired by Republic of Marshall Islands, one the world’s largest and best managed ship registries, to provide support to maritime criminal investigations. “I’m not aware of another company in the world that can deliver this capability,” said Director Betro, who played a key role on the project. “The maritime industry will benefit greatly from this service, and I’m honored to be working with this elite team.”

Flag Bridge excels in building tailored teams of seasoned investigators, interviewers, crime scene specialists, and executive level leaders with decades of U.S. federal and international maritime law enforcement experience.

The Flag Bridge premier maritime domain investigative experts – all former credentialed NCIS Special Agents, trained at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center – will provide specialized investigative services to ship registries, maritime administrations, vessel owners and operators, P&I Clubs and other insurers, and admiralty law firms.

ridgeglobal.com
 

Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Technip Certified to EDGE Standard

Technip and EDGE Certified Foundation announce today that Technip in Brazil, in France and in Italy, including flexible pipe manufacturing plants in Brazil and France and Group’s headquarters,

USS Cole Conducts Change of Command

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted a change of command ceremony during a scheduled port visit in Piraeus, Greece, Jan.

Tanzania's Energy Minister Resigns

Tanzania's Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo resigned on Saturday amid a graft scandal that has rocked the gas-rich country and led Western donors to delay aid,

Legal

Tanzania's Energy Minister Resigns

Tanzania's Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo resigned on Saturday amid a graft scandal that has rocked the gas-rich country and led Western donors to delay aid,

China's COSCO Group Returns to Profit

China Ocean Shipping Group Co (COSCO) returned to profit in 2014 after three years of losses, state media said on Saturday, citing an interview with the group's chairman.

Peru Grants Permit for Chinese-owned Mine

The government has granted Chinese-owned Jinzhao Mining Peru the environmental permit for its proposed $1.5 billion Pampa de Pongo iron mine, estimated to produce 22.

Maritime Security

Naval Air Forces Holds Change of Command

Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Air Station North Island Jan.

Irving Celebrates Canadian AOPS Build Contract

Government of Canada & Irving Shipbuilding mark signing of $2.3 billion AOPS build contract; 3,600 Jobs across Canada generated from Irving’s NSPS commitments to

US Naval Ship Aground off Japanese Coast

The U.S. Navy and Japanese authorities are working to refloat a Military Sealift Command vessel after it ran aground Thursday off the coast of Okinawa.   The Sgt.

News

Technip Certified to EDGE Standard

Technip and EDGE Certified Foundation announce today that Technip in Brazil, in France and in Italy, including flexible pipe manufacturing plants in Brazil and France and Group’s headquarters,

USS Cole Conducts Change of Command

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted a change of command ceremony during a scheduled port visit in Piraeus, Greece, Jan.

Tanzania's Energy Minister Resigns

Tanzania's Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo resigned on Saturday amid a graft scandal that has rocked the gas-rich country and led Western donors to delay aid,

People in the News

Technip Certified to EDGE Standard

Technip and EDGE Certified Foundation announce today that Technip in Brazil, in France and in Italy, including flexible pipe manufacturing plants in Brazil and France and Group’s headquarters,

USS Cole Conducts Change of Command

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted a change of command ceremony during a scheduled port visit in Piraeus, Greece, Jan.

Tanzania's Energy Minister Resigns

Tanzania's Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo resigned on Saturday amid a graft scandal that has rocked the gas-rich country and led Western donors to delay aid,

Consulting

Technip Certified to EDGE Standard

Technip and EDGE Certified Foundation announce today that Technip in Brazil, in France and in Italy, including flexible pipe manufacturing plants in Brazil and France and Group’s headquarters,

New Simulator Improves Inland Waterway Training

Simulation Tool for Brown Water Training and Collision Reconstruction   BMT ARGOSS a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., has developed a specialized version of its

Ship-to-ship Transfer Clause for Dry Bulk

A new clause for dry cargo voyage charters is set to plug the gap in contracts that do not address ship-to-ship transfer (STST) cargo operations. STST cargo

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2589 sec (4 req/sec)