Erik commissioned as Military Intelligence (MI) officer in May 2009, and has since joined the Cyber Branch as a Cyber Operations Officer (17A). Erik has previously served in a variety of operational MI and Cyber assignments including Brigade Collection Manager, ISR Platoon Leader, and MI Company Executive Officer with 4th BCT 101st ABN DIV, as well as Cyber Mission Commander and Cyber Company Commander with the 782nd MI Battalion. He currently serves as a Research Scientist on the Army Cyber Institute's Strategy and Policy Research Division at the United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY. Erik also supports the USMA Cyber 9/12 policy team as an assistant faculty advisor, helping develop a more robust understanding of relevant cyber crisis, conflict, and emergency response considerations.
Erik's research remains focused on policy, strategy, and technical considerations as they relate to cyber conflict, competition, and cooperation within the international system; the application of varying methodologies for state-actor composition, disposition, capability employment, and motivation in cyberspace; as well as new DoD concepts, frameworks, and support mechanisms for effective cyber incident response efforts.