Triple Canopy, Inc., is a private security company that provides integrated security, mission support and risk management services to corporate, government and non-profit clients. The firm was founded in May 2003 by veteran U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers, including former Delta Operators. In June 2014 the firm merged with rival security contracting firm, Academi, formerly Blackwater, thus forming the new company Constellis Group. The new CEO of Constellis Group is the former CEO of Academi, Craig Nixon, and training facilities are to be consolidated at the existing Academi training facility in North Carolina. It was staffed by, among others, a number of former Army Special Operations personnel, Special Forces Soldiers, Rangers, SEALs, MARSOC Critical Skills Operators, other special operations personnel, and a select few law enforcement officers. Over 5,000 employees worked for Triple Canopy at the time of the merger. Triple Canopy was incorporated in Chicago but maintained its headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The firms website states that it provides security services to "government agencies, corporations and non-governmental organizations across the globe". A review of Triple Canopy operations in Iraq conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) stated that the firm’s personnel were a "well-trained, professional work force with significant prior experience" in military and law enforcement. The name "Triple Canopy" was initially chosen to refer to the layered canopies in the jungles where some of the key founding members received training. Also, the name refers to the distinction among U.S. Army personnel wearing the Airborne, Ranger, and Special Forces tabs, if authorized, when assigned to Special Forces units.