Colonel Eric Lyon is a Military Intelligence officer who recently worked as the Director, CJ2X (Human, Identity and Counterintelligence), Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Previously, he commanded the United States Army Technical Support Squadron, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, at Fort Belvoir, VA.  He also served as a Chief of Operations at the Defense Intelligence Agency and as an Operations Officer for several assignments.  He deployed to Iraqi Kurdistan in 2003 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and then deployed again to conduct counterinsurgency operations in Baqubah Province and Baghdad.  Eric has also conducted several deployments to Afghanistan, including Kunar and Kandahar provinces.  He began his career as an Infantry Officer, has served multiple tours as a Special Forces Officer, is a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, the National Interagency-Intergovernmental Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and served as a Guerrilla Warfare instructor at Fort Bragg.  Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Connecticut.  Research interests include unconventional warfare and environmental security.

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