Lt Col Eric Reid


Lieutenant Colonel Reid is a career Marine infantry officer.  Reid was a National Security Affairs Fellow for the academic year 2016–2017 at the Hoover Institution. He graduated with distinction from the US Naval Academy with an honors degree in History in 1997. 

His operational Marine Corps assignments include company command in Iraq; duty as a Battalion Landing Team operations officer; and command of 1st Battalion, 2d Marines. 

His staff assignments include instructor duty at the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course; duty as aide-de-camp to the Commander, US Marine Forces Central Command / Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force; a military congressional fellowship; deployment as a future campaign planner, ISAF Joint Command (IJC) in Kabul, Afghanistan; duty as the US Central Command Strategic Analysis Branch Chief; and Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G-3 (Operations) at 2d Marine Division.

He holds masters degrees from Boston University, Kansas State University, and the US Army Command & General Staff College. 

His research at the Hoover Institution focused on the U.S. national security decision-making process.

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