Colonel Eric Shirley
Eric Shirley, representing the US Army, was a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2013–14 at the Hoover Institution.
Shirley is a 1993 graduate of the University of Arizona, where he received a bachelor of science degree in business. He holds a master’s degree in military arts and science from the US Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Shirley has served as a logistician and has deployed in support of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Shirley’s units of assignment include the Fourth Infantry, First Cavalry, and First Infantry Division, where he commanded the 193d Brigade Support Battalion. Shirley also served as a professor of military science at Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri. Most recently, he was deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from March 2012 to March 2013 with the First Infantry Division.