Dominic J. Caraccilo
Dominic has been a friend and trusted advisor to Catalyst since 2013. As a retired, huigh ranking, US Army Officer, Dominic’s expertise and contributed direction has helped steer the Catalyst ship toward prosperity. The founding members of Catalyst have learned to trust his guidance in all matters relating to our business.
Also the co-founder and partner at Xiphos Consulting, Dominic was most recently the COO for a security firm in Charlotte, NC. He served as the Director for IT Operations at Facebook and a regional director for Amazon.com. His first post-retirement position was as a consultant for the United Arab Emirates Land Forces leading their training and readiness transformation process.
Caraccilo served for over 27 years as a commissioned officer and was selected for Brigadier General before retiring as a Colonel in 2011. He has 65 months of combat over 7 combat tours. In combat he commanded an 82nd Airborne Company in Desert Storm, a 173rd Airborne battalion in combat parachute assault in Northern Iraq and a 101st Airborne brigade combat team in South Baghdad at the height of the insurgency. He was also the operations officer for the 101st Airborne as they controlled MND-N in Iraq and the Executive Officer for the 75th Rangers in Afghanistan during the initial assault in OEF in 2001. He served as the Executive Officer to General Ray Odierno for USF-I in Baghdad before serving in his final assignment as the Deputy Commander for the 101st Airborne Division and Acting Senior Commander of Fort Campbell.
He has a Doctorate in Business Administration, Global Economy and Leadership from CalUniversity as well as an Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, a Master of Engineering from Cornell University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from the US Military Academy at West Point and served as an assistant professor for systems engineering at the US Military Academy at West Point. He is also a graduate of the War College, Marine Corps and Army Staff Colleges.
He is the author of a number of books to include: Forging a Special Operations Fore: The US Army Rangers (Helion, 2015), Beyond Guns and Steel: A War Termination Strategy (Praeger, 2011); Achieving Victory in Iraq: Countering an Insurgency (Stackpole 2008), Surviving Bataan and Beyond (Stackpole 1999 and 2005) and The Ready Brigade (McFarland, 1993).