Our Consultants

Decades of leadership experience and service within the armed forces, global enterprises, small business and non-profit organizations have given us a unique combination of expertise. We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) offering not only a wealth of experience but also a world class academic background and a global network of expertise. Our staff has both German language fluency and a vast expertise in both European and U.S. business practice. 

Mel Flaget

Owner of Deutschmark Express LLC



Originally from Montana, Mel holds a masters degree in human resources from Bridgewater University, London, UK. He is currently working on an MBA in entrepreneurial business at Strayer University, Louisville, Kentucky. He founded Deutschmark Express LLC after retiring from the U.S. Army.


Mel served for 21 years as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army including numerous deployments to crisis areas in Latin America, Iraq, and the Balkans. During this time he was a master gunner field artillery instructor, and his last position was that of U.S.Army artillery instructor/advisor to the Army National Guard.


Furthermore, he achieved the professional license of master SCUBA diving instructor with SSI and was inducted into the SSI-Pro5000 instructor corps.  http://www.divessi.com/platinumpro/pp5000_individual.php  


Areas of expertise

  • Defense Technology
  • Strategic Sales
  • Logistics & Operations
  • Government Procurement
  • SDVOSB Compliance

Eric Lien

Senior Consultant of Deutschmark Express LLC



Raised in Tampa, Florida, Eric has a BA in Business & Economics from St.Andrews Presbyterian College and a Masters Degree in International Business Studies from the Univserity of South Carolina. He has lived in Germany for 20 years and served in a variety of senior management positions within the automotive, consumer goods and consulting industries. His professional network spans the globe.


Eric is the European Region President of the Association of the United States Army and has served on the International Business Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. He is a certified SCUBA diving instructor and holds various technical diver and industrial equipment certifications.


Areas of expertise

  • Strategic Management
  • Business Development
  • International Marketing
  • Operations & Process Improvement
  • Defense Technology
  • Trans-Atlantic Partnerships