Colonel Eric C. Weber enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in 1979. For 25 years, he served in various duty assignments from aviation rotary wing test pilot to battalion and brigade staff positions, to logistics officer at Ground Zero, New York City in support of the Homeland Defense Mission in 2001.
COL Weber has commanded the more than 900 soldiers of the 369th Brigade Troops Battalion stationed in New York City, home of the “Harlem Hell Fighters.” He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Officer in Command & Charge, Strategic Operation Center, Multi-National Force Baghdad, Iraq, and as 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team 2nd Infantry Division as Combined Task Force Arrowhead, Deputy Commander (West), Operation Enduring Freedom, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
COL Weber earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College, and is also a graduate of the Aviation Officer Rotary Wing Course and the Army Command and General Staff Officers Course.
He is the recipient of the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars, National Defense Medal (2nd Award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal – w/Campaign Star, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Armed Force Reverse Medal – w/Gold Hourglass & M device, the New York Conspicuous Service Star Service Ribbon, and Defense of Liberty Medal (World Trade Center Device) and Military Support Medal -1980 Olympics.
COL Weber retired in 2013 with over 33 years of service, of which over 29 years were active duty. He continues to be committed to his community as a certified New York State Public High School Association Soccer and Field Official, owner of First Across Timing Services, LLC, and a member of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program. He is a lifetime member of both the Sullivan Jones VFW Post 7466 and the Army Aviation Association of American and Militia Association of New York, and a member of American Legion Post 164.