Stolen Valor disclaimer: Anyone searching for my DD214's to verify my service here they are. Personal info has been redacted.
From 1997-2005 Eric served in the Marine Corps and obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. While in the Marines he was a range safety Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), Aviation Logistics NCO and Recruiter. Upon his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps he accepted an Army ROTC scholarship to Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communications ('07) and a master’s degree in international relations ('14) from Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. He is also Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Eric retired from the Army in 2015 at the rank of Captain. He deployed to Afghanistan twice (08-09 & 11-12) where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and other commendations. He served as a Platoon Leader and in many different units as an operations planner and officer in charge. He is a DOD certified Anti-Terrorism instructor, Force Protection Officer, Physical Security Officer and many other specialties.
Eric is also a certified instructor in the below fields:
· NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
· NRA Rifle Instructor
· NRA Shotgun Instructor
· NRA Pistol Instructor
· NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor
· NRA Personal Protection in the Home Instructor
· Texas DPS certified CHL Instructor
· Louisiana certified CHP Instructor
· American Red Cross CPR, AED & First Aid Adult, Child & Infant instructor
· American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid instructor
Eric is also a member of the below organizations:
· Lifetime member of the NRA
· Lifetime member of the Texas State Rifle Association
· Lifetime member of the North American Gun Club
· Gold member of the Second Amendment Foundation Training Div
· Member of the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors (ADSI)
· Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
· Member of the American Legion
· Member of Iraq and Afghan Veterans of America
· Alumni Wounded Warrior Project