Our Mission

Located in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Intelligence, Communications and Engineering, Inc. (ICE) began operations in 2007. The acronym “ICE” was chosen to honor its founders’ careers in the US military. It also embodies their core values – Integrity, Commitment, Excellence – into everything the company does.

ICE, Inc. supports customer requirements across the globe, executing in both CONUS and OCONUS environments. We support our customers in navigating the dynamic and rapidly evolving military and national security climates through: Intelligence - the knowledge to understand and solve complex problems. Communications - connecting people and places with useful information. Engineering - the capability to innovate, design, and build to achieve goals.

To honor its origins as a small business, ICE, Inc. created an advocacy program that mentors emerging companies and builds rewarding and lasting partnerships. It provides services to government, commercial, and non-profit organizations as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB).

 

History

ICE Inc. was founded in 2006 in Sierra Vista, AZ, outside of the US Army's Fort Huachuca, AZ.  Fort Huachuca is headquarters of the Intelligence Center of Excellence for the United States Army. It is also the home of the African American soldier. The first African American troops to arrive at Fort Huachuca were the Buffalo Soldiers in the 1890s — the 9th and 10th Cavalries. The 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, Camp Little, and other locations in Arizona to guard the border during the Mexican Revolution. ICE Inc. is proud to be a minority-owned business and honors its ties to the Fort Huachuca area.

 

Leaders

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MELVIN ALBERT
CEO

A native of Philadelphia, Albert joined the Army in 1973. His assignments included: Intel with the 82nd ABN DIV, 525 MI BDE, VII Corps, USSOCOM, US Forces Pacific, and Special Operations CMD Pacific. He retired as a CW4 in 1998. His civilian occupations have included: public school teacher, defense contractor, and six years working at the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Test Directorate.

Albert is a company co-founder. He's held a number of positions within ICE, Inc. including CFO and lead officer on support to USSOCOM.

Civilian Education
Overbrook High School
BA History, Chaminade University
Post BAC in Education, University of Phoenix

Military Education
Warrant Officers Senior Course
MI Warrant Officer Advanced Course
MI Advanced NCO Course
Advanced Airborne School

DAVE OLSON
PRESIDENT

Dave Olson is from Cashton, Wisconsin. He retired from duty in 1993 at Fort Huachuca after serving as the SGM, J6, US Forces Somalia. After retiring, he began government contracting as a resource manager, contract specialist, facility security officer, and has held program manager positions for numerous small businesses.

As a co-founder of ICE, Inc., Olson was Vice President and CCO until becoming President in 2016. He focuses on ICE, Inc.’s customer base, helping them improve operational efficiency and innovation. He also serves as Export Compliance Officer and Empowered Official.

Olson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, and an Associate's in Computer Applications.

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CHUCK SHEPPARD
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER

Chuck Sheppard is from Lacombe, Louisiana.  He joined the Army in 1995 and served in multiple positions within the 101st ABD, 82nd ABD and 75th RGR Regt.  As a contractor, Sheppard deployed numerous times to Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting DOD and DOS. He’s held operations, project, program and country manager positions and joined ICE, Inc. in 2018 as Director of Strategic Development.

 As the Chief Growth Officer (CGO) Mr. Sheppard is responsible for the overall vision of ICE Inc. He conceptualizes and designs the strategic initiatives necessary for sustained growth and aligns the day-to-day activities of the company to support those initiatives, while maintaining client and corporate partner needs.

Mr. Sheppard is responsible for all Business Development, Capture, Proposal, Marketing and Philanthropic activities for ICE Inc.