SOSi announced that retired U.S. Army Col. Chris Pateras joined the company as account executive of Special Operations Command.
With over three decades of special operations experience, Pateras is tasked with strengthening SOSi’s intelligence, information operations, training and logistics services delivered within SOCOM and its subordinate commands, the company said.
“Chris Pateras brings unique insights into SOCOM’s strategic, operational, and policy challenges,” said SOSi Senior Vice President of Business Development Jim Edwards. “His addition to our team will improve the solutions we provide the command, and we look forward to his contributions expanding our offerings throughout SOCOM.”
A career U.S. Army Special Forces officer, Pateras served most recently in the Strategic Effects Directorate for U.S. Special Operations Command Joint Task Force – Special Reconnaissance and Enabling Command. In this flag officer-level staff director position, he was responsible for globally synchronizing, integrating, enabling and employing SOCOM capabilities to generate options for the Joint Force.
Before SOCOM, Pateras was the senior defense official and defense attaché to Honduras. Earlier in his career, he was an Army War College fellow to the CIA, serving as the senior military officer on an intelligence committee team focused on Asia.
Today, Pateras is based in Tampa, Florida.