Lobo Institute

Commencing Business 01 DEC 2019

Lobo Institute consults, advises and teaches on current and future conflicts, how to end conflicts and prevent their return, and how to help those most affected.

According to the legend, the Spartan law was written by the great lawmaker Lycurgus. Plutarch mentions that Lycurgus (literally “wolf-worker”) wrote the laws in order to make the city state of Sparta invincible, the Spartans fearless and law-abiding. It was a law-package with politico-military, economic and social reforms. Although many historians dispute that Lycurgus ever actually existed as a human being, at Sparta he was worshiped as a demigod.
Painting by Brian Ray Hoke, a Navy SEAL and CIA Paramilitary Officer, killed in action on October 21, 2016 fighting side-by-side with Nathaniel Patrick Delemarre, a Marine and CIA Paramilitary Officer. Brian was awarded the Intelligence Star and Nate was awarded the Intelligence Cross for their respective actions. These are the two highest awards for valor in the CIA. Both are memorialized by a star on the CIA wall of honor and buried next to one another at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lobo Institute brings people together from across the spectrum of disciplines of global conflicts. These people include former insurgents, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, foreign policy experts, journalists, intelligence officers, military members, academics, researchers, among others. Individuals who have deep knowledge to be part of the solution of ending these conflicts and ensuring they do not return. This diversity of thought creates innovative, comprehensive, and integrated approaches and is the most effective way to address a crisis that will only continue if things do not change.



We advise policymakers, think tanks and political candidates (on a non-partisan basis) on how to resolve conflicts, prevent their return and assist those that have been most adversely affected. We do so through our team’s expertise and our repository of interviews on best practices.


We advise government and non-government leaders on national security policy. We illuminate conflicts to a broader audience through documentaries. We conduct research on the development and evolution of international conflicts and the concepts that have proven effective. We advise national and international media with objective analysis on the areas of our expertise.


We invest in the leaders of our future by teaching remotely, through on-campus lectures and in-person seminars and conferences at your location or in Whitefish, Montana. Classes and symposiums are centered on international and U.S. government policy. We conduct training courses to better prepare journalists and non-governmental organization personnel working in areas of conflict.


The co-founders are former members of special operations units and understand the value of individual strength and the power of the team.  This balance is what the wolf’s survival depends on, hence Lobo (Spanish for wolf) was chosen as the name. The founders have decades of experience at the senior levels of national security policy and irregular warfare. They pair this background with diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, journalist and others to develop methods to reduce the human costs in current conflicts and better prepare for the future.

Eric S. Oehlerich

Founder, Lobo Institute / Retired U.S. Special Operations

Eric “Olly” Oehlerich is a retired 20+ year Navy SEAL Officer, ending his career while serving as the Commanding Officer (CO) of Naval Special Warfare Development Group- Squadron 2, from July of 2017-2019. At the pinnacle of a career, as CO of this elite unit he was responsible for the research and development of technology and tactics for SEALs to use against the nations hardest problems. The geographic scope of responsibility spanned the Pacific, Africa and Middle East. By galvanizing over 1,100 personnel combined with collection technology he provided a security blanket against extremism for the International Community. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers.

Contact via Wickr: LoboSF

Michael "Mick" Patrick Mulroy

Founder, Lobo Institute / Former DASD / Retired CIA Paramilitary Operations Officer

Michael "Mick" Patrick Mulroy is the (former) United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for the Middle East. Serving from November 2017 to December 2019. As DASD for the Middle East, he was responsible for Department of Defense policy for Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. He is a retired Central Intelligence Agency Paramilitary Operations Officer and United States Marine. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a nonprofit to help rehabilitate child soldiers.

Contact via Wickr: LoboMPM


Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1.406.200.8544

Skype: LoboInstitute

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