CEO and Founder of The Bulwarks LLC

Eric's private sector activities include practical firearms training based on 10 years of study with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Marksmanship Training Unit. Formally a Military Police NCO, I have over 24 months of operational experience in the Iraqi theater of operations. Also, with my current duties with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Marksmanship Training Unit, I have taught all levels of qualification from basic pistol and rifle qualification to live-fire shoothouse instructor’s courses to both military and law enforcement agencies.

In 2006 I was involved on a full-time basis with the U.S. Army’s Pre-moblization Training Assessment Element which preformed training events based on the U.S. Army’s requirements for units preparing to deploy to combat zones along with assisting Jim Higginbotham with the Kentucky Army National Guard's premier "Weaponcraft" program. Many of the training events consisted of risk management and site security and determining the best course of actions for assigned tasks and duties. The Kentucky National Guard Weaponcraft program is a 3-day, intensive defensive shooting course that all KYNG soldiers participated in prior to mobilization.

I am also on the Kentucky Army National Guards Marksmanship Team and have been for over 4 consecutive years. We participate in events from close quarters rifle and pistol events to long range rifle events and have earned the U.S. Army's Gold Distinguished Pistol Award and the silver Distinguished Rifle Award.

 

 

I also volunteer with the Kentucky Wounded Hero’s organization for approximately 3 years.

 

 

 

 

 

I have trained at nationally recognized academies like Gunsite, Rangemaster, Riposte INC, and audited many other classes from other reputable school houses. I am one of the founders of The American Institute of Marksmanship, partnering with Jim Higginbotham, Dalton Jantzen, and Walt Sholar, and AIM will always be close to my heart.

 

 

LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2009 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                             1st Place Rifle (Team)
  • 2009 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                             2nd Place Pistol (Team)
  • 2010 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                             2nd Place Aggregate (Team)

  • 2010 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                             3rd Place Aggregate (Team)
  • 2010 Winston P. Wilson All-Guard Championships                         2nd Place Rifle Match 302
  • 2011 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                              1st Place Pistol (Team)
  • 2011 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                              2nd Place Aggregate (Team)
  • 2011 Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General's Match               2nd Place Aggregate
  • 2012 Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General's Match               2nd Place Aggregate
  • 2012 Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General's Match                2nd Place Rifle
  • 2012 Kentucky National Guard Adjutant General's Match                2nd Place Pistol
  • Earned the Kentucky National Guard "Governor's Twenty" Tab
  • 2012 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                               2nd Place Pistol
  • 2013 National Guard MAC III Regional (SE USA)                               3rd Place Aggregate (Team)
  • 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships                                    1st Combat Pistol Match (Open)
  • 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships                                    1st EIC Pistol Match (Open)
  • 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships                                    2nd Combat Pistol Match (Open)
  • 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships                                    1st Place Overall Pistol (Open)
  • 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships                                    2nd Place Overall (Open)
  • 2015 Bluegrass Crime Stoppers Shootout                                        1st Place Overall
  • 2016 Kentucky National Guard "Governor's Twenty Match"              1st Place Overall
  • 2017 Kentucky National Guard "Governor's Twenty Match"              1st Place Rifle
  • 2017 Kentucky National Guard "Governor's Twenty Match"              1st Place Overall
  • 2016 Bluegrass Crime Stoppers Shootout                                        1st Place Overall
  • U.S. Army Gold Distinguished Pistol Award
  • U.S. Army Silver Distinguished Rifle Award