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The Ramaro Group, Ltd.

The Ramaro Group, Ltd.

1914 Mount Forest Dr
Kingwood, Texas 77345

Phone(281) 361-6791


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The Ramaro Group, Ltd. is a global security management and international business development company. Our primary focus is on the provision of security management services and the reduction of client risk in foreign countries.

Ray Rhodes is President of The Ramaro Group, Ltd. Ray has spent over forty years engaged in both U.S. Government and corporate security. His experience is extensive and has spanned the globe.


Ray Rhodes specializes in International Security, Oil and Gas Security, and Security Management Consulting.

- International Security - Industrial Security is similar to national or state security applied to the commercial sector. Included are measures to mitigate risk and protect commercial activities across the globe.

- Oil and Gas Security - Our expertise, our proven capabilities in risk assessment and intelligence, logistics, end-to-end project management and integrated technology applications, all combine to provide comprehensive security solutions.

- Security Management Consulting - Security Management Consulting services for corporate, industrial and government organizations. Our clients include industry leaders, as well as small to medium businesses.

- Security Services - The Ramaro Group, Ltd. has over 10 years of experience in security management, particularly in medium and high risk environments. We have focused much of our attention on the oil and gas industry and have become specialists in mitigating security risks.

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We have a proven track record in providing Expert Witness and Litigation Support. Our solid, professional security experience, coupled with formal graduate education, allows us to perform comprehensive analysis and present our findings in an articulate, convincing manner.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

High Threat International Environment


Ray was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1968 and served in a variety of Infantry and Military Intelligence command and staff assignments, retiring from active duty in 1992, including two years in combat as an infantry advisor to the Vietnamese Airborne Division. Ray was a member of the elite Foreign Area Officer Program, serving as a soldier-diplomat in South and Southeast Asia.

Ray attended the Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College and served as Director of Asian Studies at the U.S. Army's postgraduate School of International Studies.

Ray spent three years as Army Attaché in the U.S. Embassy in India where he represented the Departments of Defense and Army to the Government of India and advised the ambassador on military issues.

Ray later became Chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency's South Asian section. At the start of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990, Ray served in a specially created DOD senior executive billet of Deputy Defense Intelligence Officer for the Middle East, South Asia and Terrorism. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing all intelligence collection and analytical assets focused on the region and interaction with all other Executive Branch organizations and Congress.

In July 1992, Ray became the first Security Manager for the newly formed Exxon Exploration Company (EEC) in Houston and served in that capacity until 2000. As such, he was responsible for managing the security for Exxon's very diverse world-wide exploration activities, stewarding security activities on four continents and in more than twenty countries.

Following the merger of Exxon and Mobil, Ray became the Senior Security Program Advisor for Special Operations and Management Systems Interface, managing field operations for the new corporation in high-threat areas and coordinating other trans-regional issues.

In mid 2006, Ray was reassigned as Security Manager for Mobil Equatorial Guinea, Inc. This company was unique in that it encompassed both major on and off-shore activities in the demanding West Africa environment.

In March 2007, Ray returned to the United States and was responsible for the security aspect of ExxonMobil's emergency response and business continuity planning. In this role, Ray developed and implemented a system that could support the corporate response to natural or man-made disasters both domestically or internationally.

Ray retired from ExxonMobil in February 2008 and launched The Ramaro Group, Ltd. Among other activities, The Ramaro Group is involved in international risk management and business development. Ramaro's clients include Fortune 500 and other smaller companies. Recent security management projects have been undertaken in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and West Africa.

Ray received a BS from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Ray has been designated a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in International Studies by the University of South Carolina, Colombia.

Ray maintains a degree of fluency in four Asian and two European languages including French, Hindi, Indonesian, Malaysian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Ray is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) by whom he has been designated a Certified Protection Professional. He is past Chairman of the ASIS Oil, Gas, and Chemical Security Council and continues to serve on that body. Other professional organizations to which Ray belongs include the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, Houston Committee on Foreign Relations, Asia Society, British Royal Society for Asian Affairs, Japan-America Society, the Foreign Area Officers' Association and American Mensa. Ray is a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the West Point Society of Greater Houston.


American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC)
Foreign Area Officer Association (FAOA)


Certified Protection Professional, American Society for Industrial Security


BS, US Military Academy, West Point NY
MA, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
Ph.D. (ABD), University of South Carolina

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