Intelligence, Communications, and Engineering Inc.
Fort Huachuca is the Intelligence Center of Excellence for the US Army. It is also the home of the African American soldier in the United States. The First African American troops to arrive in Arizona at Fort Huachuca were the Buffalo Soldiers in the 1890s — the 9th and 10th Cavalries. The Fort Huachuca Buffalo Soldiers distinguished themselves in the Spanish American War and the charge up San Juan Hill. They were part of the Punitive Expedition into Mexico and were sent to Camp Naco, Arizona, Camp Little in Nogales and other locations in Arizona to guard the Arizona Borders during the Mexican Revolution. The 24th and 25th infantry regiments served at Fort Huachuca until WW II.
History of the Company
- Headquartered in Sierra Vista, AZ
- Veteran Owned | Minority Owned
- Top Secret facility clearance
- Providing services to the U.S. Government since 2007 Core Values – Integrity, Commitment, Excellence
Headquartered in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Intelligence, Communications, and Engineering, Inc. (ICE, Inc.) began operations on January 2, 2007. The acronym “ICE” was selected to honor the four original founders’ careers in the U.S. Military, specifically in Intelligence, Communications, and Engineering. The four original owners and founders of ICE, Inc. integrated their core values – Integrity, Commitment, Excellence – into everything the company does to ensure that customers are provided with superior service and solutions at a competitive price, and employees are provided a challenging and rewarding work environment in which they can grow.
ICE, Inc. has since grown to over 227 employees in 18 states across the U.S. and international locations. The words that create the ICE, Inc. name are more relevant and in demand than ever before. Intelligence- the knowledge to answer complex problems. Communication- the ability to connect people and places with useful information. Engineering- the capability to innovate, design, and build systems and processes to achieve goals. These words describe ICE, Inc.’s capability to master the challenges of a modern world, from Cyberspace operations to modeling and simulation capabilities, from intelligence analysis to training and exercise support. To honor its origins as a small business, ICE, Inc. created a Small Business Advocacy program that mentors emerging small companies and builds lasting partnerships. ICE, Inc. provides services to government, commercial, and non-profit organizations as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB). ICE Technology Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of ICE, Inc., provides computer, network, and web services to individual customers and local businesses throughout Arizona. ICE, Inc. is beginning its 10th year and anticipates continued growth in all areas of operations.
Melvin Albert is a native of Philadelphia PA. He joined the US Army in 1973. His assignments included: Intel Analyst with the 82nd ABN DIV, 525 MI BDE, VII Corps, USSOCOM, US Forces Pacific, and Special Operations CMD Pacific. Mr. Albert retired from active duty, as a CW4, in 1998. His civilian occupations include: Public School Teacher, Defense Contractor, and six years as Government Civilian, working at the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate as an Operational Test Officer and Modeling and Simulations Coordinator.
Mel is one of the company’s co-founders. He has held a number of positions with ICE Inc. including CFO. He is the company’s current CEO. He is also the company’s lead officer on ICE’s support to USSOCOM.
Overbrook High School
BA History, Chaminade University
Post BAC in Education, University of Phoenix
Warrant Officers Senior Course
MI Warrant Officer Advanced Course
MI Advanced NCO Course
Advanced Airborne School
Dave Olson is a retired Army Veteran from Cashton, Wisconsin. He retired from active duty in 1993 at Fort Huachuca, AZ after serving as the SGM, J6, U.S. Forces Somalia. After retirement, he began Government contracting as a Resource Manager, Contract Specialist, Facility Security Officer and multiple Program Manager positions for various small businesses.
As one of the founders and owners of ICE, Inc. Dave was the Vice President and Chief Contracts Officer until becoming President of the company in 2016. He focuses on ICE, Inc.’s customers, helping them to improve operational efficiency and innovate. He also serves as the company Export Compliance Officer and Empowered Official.
Dave Olson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and an Associate degree in Computer Applications.
Craig Mount is a native of Houston, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army in late 2001 following the 9/11 terror attacks, where he served as an Intelligence analyst assigned to 1st Cavalry Division’s reconnaissance squadron, 1-7 CAV. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and also served with 6-9 CAV and the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate during his career
Craig joined ICE, Inc. in 2009 and served as a Project Manager before becoming the Vice President of Business Operations in 2016. He uses his expertise to incorporate best business practices and vigorously pursue new corporate business opportunities.
Craig has earned Masters’ degrees in Management and Public Administration, and Bachelor of Science degree in Intelligence Operations. He has certifications in Project Management (PMP, Project Management Institute) and Six Sigma (Black Belt).