Colonel Jeffrey M. Erickson hails from Renton, Washington. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as an armor officer in 1993.
COL Erickson served in a variety of armor assignments to include: Tank Platoon Leader, Tank Company Executive Officer (Republic of Korea); Tank Company Executive Officer, Mortar Platoon Leader, Armor Battalion S4, Brigade Chief of Recon (Ft. Lewis, WA); Brigade Chief of Plans, Tank Company Commander (Ft. Riley, KS); and Task Force Logistics Observer/Controller (O/C), Maneuver Company/Team O/C (Hohenfels, Germany).
As an Army Simulation Operations Officer (FA57), he has served as: G3 Exercises, 4th Infantry Division (Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 05-07 and OIF 07-09); Chief of the General Technology Support Division and Deputy Director of the Test Technology Directorate, U.S. Army Operational Test Command (Ft. Hood, TX); and lead for the Army’s Mission Command Training Support Program, Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-3/5/7 Training. He most recently served as the Chief, Environmental Operations Division (EOD), Joint Training, Joint Staff J7 where he provided technical enablers to every combatant command and the Joint Staff in support of joint training.
He is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff for the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.
COL Erickson’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Infantry Mortar Leaders Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape School (USAF); Airborne School; the Combined Arms Staff School; the Simulation Operations Course; the Advanced Simulation Course; and the Command and General Staff College. He has a M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy and a M.S. in Management Information Systems from Bowie State University.
His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal (Second Award), the Meritorious Service Medal (Seventh Award), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (Fourth Award), the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Airborne Badge.