27 Facts About Erik Prince

1. Since the Gulf War, Erik Prince has maintained a relatively low profile, renaming Blackwater twice.

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2. Erik Prince gained notoriety during the Iraq war by providing security contractors via his firm Blackwater.

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3. Erik Prince described a group of drug dealers driving ATVs through the huge ravines and gullies to dump their load of drugs to their carriers.

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4. Erik Prince formed the company Reflex Responses and moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2010.

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5. Erik Prince is currently the Chairman and Executive Director of Frontier Services Group, whose website says "We are experts at providing security consulting services to companies operating in highly volatile and high risk environments across the globe.

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6. Erik Prince is deputy chairman, a minority shareholder and a board member of FSG, a security, logistics and insurance provider.

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7. Erik Prince has denied having any knowledge of the signature of this agreement and has removed the photograph from FSB's official site.

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8. Erik Prince is married to Stacy DeLuke, a former Blackwater spokeswoman.

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9. Erik Prince serves as vice president of the Erik Prince Foundation, which his family founded.

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10. Erik Prince has donated to the Family Research Council, a beneficiary of the Prince and DeVos families since the 1980s.

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11. Erik Prince converted to Catholicism in 1992 and describes himself as a practicing member of the church.

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12. Erik Prince helped the UAE found a new company named Reflex Responses, or R2, with 51 percent local ownership, carefully avoiding his name on corporate documents.

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13. Erik Prince bought 6,000 acres of the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina and set up a school for special operations.

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14. Erik Prince credits the SEALs for being an outlet for his entrepreneurial spirit.

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15. In 2014, Erik Prince commissioned the company to modify Thrush 510G crop-dusters with surveillance equipment, machine guns, armor, and other weapons, including custom pylons that could mount either NATO or Russian ballistics.

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16. Erik Prince currently heads a private equity firm called Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Frontier Services Group Ltd, a Bermuda-incorporated logistics and transport company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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17. Erik Prince has defended Blackwater's work, pointing to the fact that in 40,000 personal security missions, only 200 involved guards firing their weapons.

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18. Erik Prince credits the 1994 Rwandan genocide with his decision to start Blackwater.

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19. Erik Prince ended his US Navy service prematurely in 1995 when his father died.

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20. Erik Prince was accepted into the United States Naval Academy and attended it for three semesters before leaving, citing that he loved the Navy but disliked the Academy.

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21. Erik Prince supported a Muslim orphanage in Afghanistan and built mosques at Blackwater bases.

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22. In 2006, Erik Prince contributed money to the Green Party of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania as part of a failed effort to help Republican Rick Santorum defeat Democrat Bob Casey.

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23. Erik Prince credits his time as a White House intern with some of his political views.

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24. In December 2016 Erik Prince visited the transition team offices in New York City.

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25. Erik Prince built a shooting range on his rural Virginia land to serve as a nearby training facility to CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.

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26. Erik Prince moved to Virginia Beach and personally financed the formation of Blackwater Worldwide in 1997.

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27. Erik Prince has made it clear to the Trump Administration he wants to lift the Afghan.

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