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Ioannis Koskinas, 

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Benjamin Darling, 
Deputy Operations Director

Ioannis "Gianni" is a retired special operations military officer, published author, leader, coach, and mentor. Prior to retirement, Gianni focused on national security matters as senior advisor to General Stan McChrystal (twice), General Nordy Schwartz (Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force), and the Honorable Mike Vickers (Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict).


In commercial life, he has focused on extractive industries, capacity development, aviation, risk mitigation strategies, and bespoke consulting for Fortune 500 company initiatives.

Ben is an Air Commando, combat-tested senior leader, with 25 years of experience in aviation, intelligence, and special operations. He is an innovator whose leadership was instrumental in the success of multi-functional teams, achieving national security objectives globally. 


Specially selected for the Defense Attaché Corps, Ben is a warrior/diplomat, of exceptional talent and character and culminated his career as the top enlisted leader in Air Force’s premier combat aviation advisor squadron.

Zena Rabia, 
Marketing & Recruitment

Zena joined the Hoplite Group in 2014, initially part time consultant supporting branding and marketing. In 2018, she joined the team as our Director of Marketing & Recruitment, bringing over 15 years of business experience on complex services across multi-disciplinary industries and with global geographical reach, to the Hoplite Group.


She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership and Marketing. She speaks French, Arabic, Spanish and English and completed her graduate and post-graduate education in France, Tunisia and the UK. Besides marketing & recruitment, she has also edited all Hoplite Group analytical products covering the North Africa and Sahel regions.

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Marylln Blankenship, 
Administration & Finance 

Marylln with over 14 years of experience in administration, finance and high level management experience is driven by process improvement and takes pride in providing the best solutions to increase efficiencies while ensuring the best financial outcomes. In the past, Marylln has been involved in multiple company relocations, and system integrations.


Since 2016, she has found an increased passion for employees & HR. Her belief in continuous learning brought her to the Hoplite Group where she is hands on in the everyday accounting, administration and HR needs within the government contracting and security space.

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Scottie Quail, 
Program Manager 

Scottie started her government service as an Army geo-spatial analyst. Continuing her service as a contractor, she excelled in support of complex projects focused on intelligence, air operations, training and exercise development.


Recognized for her leadership, Scottie progressed in program management roles and brings over a decade of exceptional experience, in government contracting, to the Hoplite Group. 


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