Eric graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2011 where he double majored in International Relations and Chinese. After graduation, he commissioned as an Armor Officer and immediately deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan as a Rifle Platoon Leader. He then held various Platoon Leader and Executive Officer positions in Infantry and Cavalry organizations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, and was also an Operations Officer at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. After 7 years of active duty, Eric transitioned to the Army Reserve and became a Company Commander of an Observer Controller/Trainer unit in Garden Grove, CA. At the same time, he was a Branch Manager at AAA in San Francisco and managed P&C insurance sales. Eric is currently an MBA candidate at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and will graduate in 2022.