Eric Hartunian was born in Mission Viejo, California. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Louisiana State University, an M.A. in Management from Webster University, and an M.S. in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. Eric is a career Army officer with over 20 years of service, currently participating in the Army’s Advanced Strategic Plans and Policy fellowship. Prior to this assignment, Eric served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He has also deployed to Afghanistan as the Chief of Plans for Regional Command East, and to Iraq, as an advisor to Iraqi security forces. Eric’s research interests include management networks and accountability.