Echo Academy (EA) is the training division of Echo Analytics Group (EAG), an open-source intelligence (OSINT) research and analysis company founded in 2015. Its founder, Harry “Buddy” Jericho, discovered early in his service with the Department of Defense throughout 2007 the significant impact social media had across the world. However, the massive amount of information uploaded to the internet daily was helpful but not always reliable. This availability of information led to the development of research methods and technologies to find and analyze reliable information quickly. The result was the creation of an in-house methodology and an analytic tool resources platform; Discover, Develop, Monitor (D2M™) and the Cyber Intelligence Dashboard (CID). EA now provides perspectives-based digital media analytics training to public and private sector businesses and government entities, aligning it with the EAG company mission; to be the most trusted name in OSINT education, technology, and services. EA has trained over 4,000 professionals across the globe on basic and advanced digital media analysis. The instructional staff continually performs quality control of its training by applying information gathered through course surveys to improve and evolve the curriculum. Because of these ongoing quality control efforts, instructors can modify and customize each course to the unique requirements of its attendees as a matter of corporate policy. Further, practical and capstone exercises are client-determined.
Today, EA is fueled by problem-solving, critical thinking, innovation, and a relentless commitment to client and student success. As the go-to open-source research and analysis company for government and commercial businesses across the globe. EA is available to assist your company with it’s open-source research and analysis needs. Courses are delivered on-demand, in-person, and virtual live to provide the most convenient training experience.
Justin is a military intelligence professional with 21 extensive years of experience leading and managing worldwide intelligence and military operations. He Served in multiple positions within the Defense industry such as an S2 Director, Senior Military Intelligence Leader, Command Security Manager, Special Security Representative, Training Development and Integration Division Chief, Senior Doctrine Training Developer, Master Analyst, ISR Manager, OSINT Lead, Targeting NCOIC, Training Manager, and other relevant leadership positions. Engaged in Battalion Information Security (INFOSEC), Physical Security (PHYSEC), Operational Security (OPSEC), Personnel Security (PERSEC), Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Operations and Security Manager, and a multitude of similar fields.Email
Joel was born and raised in North Carolina. He joined the United States Army after graduating high school and decided to expand his career due to his dedication to duty. This led him to attend college at UNC-Chapel Hill to receive a commission into the infantry. He later served two tours overseas following his infantry training. First with the 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq and second in Afghanistan as an advisor supporting SOF units. Following those tours, Joel completed the Infantry Captain's Career Course at FT Benning, GA, and returned to NC to begin PSYOP training. Upon completion, Joel served in the PSYOP regiment for several years, supporting SOF units before getting out in 2013. Before joining EAG, Joel worked with social network analysis and consulting to aid military, law enforcement, and corporate investigations worldwide. Over the last few years, Joel has gotten several certifications in Project Management and completed his MBA at NC State with honors in 2021.Email
Adam was born 1978 and raised in Salt Lake City. He joined the Army in 2009. He deployed to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 and upon return furthered his military career by joining Special Operations. After training to become a Civil Affairs specialist and completing several deployments to the Pacific region, Adam led the Human Network Analysis cell at the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion. This position allowed him to expand his skillset to open-source intelligence (OSINT) research and analysis while working with a fusion team of targeting, intelligence, and joint military operations. Adam began to train Open-Source research methods to his peers as part of their preparation for deployment. He continues to serve as a Reservist with the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion in North Carolina. He is currently conducting and creating training programs, on behalf of Echo Analytics Group, for the United States Army Special Operations Command.Email