LTC Eric Maia

Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Maia assumed duties as commander of the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait in June 2022.

He joined the U.S. Army in June 2003 as an armor officer and transferred to the Logistics branch as a captain.

LTC Maia’s most recent assignments include: Plans and Integration Branch lead, G3 Current Operations, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama; Security Cooperation deputy director and Foreign Military Sales coordinator, U.S. Embassy Kuwait, Kuwait City; operations officer and Brigade Support Battalion S3 observer, coach/trainer, Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group, Fort Polk, Louisiana; battalion executive officer, Army Field Support Battalion-Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

His operational deployments include: Service Detachment commander and Special Forces liaison officer to NATO, Special Operations Task Force-West, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Military Training team advisor and S4, 3rd Battalion, 12th Brigade, 1st Division (Military Transition Team), Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq.

LTC Maia’s military education includes: the Armor Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, Aerial Delivery and Material Officer Course (Riggers Course), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the JRTC Observer/Coach/Trainer Course, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. LTC Maia’s published work includes “Brigade Logistics Support Teams: Provide Critical Assistance During Pacific Pathways” AMC Today Magazine, July-September 2016.

He is a graduate of Gordon College, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts with double majors in business and economics, and a minor in mathematics; and from Central Michigan University, Michigan, with a Master of Science in administration in leadership.

LTC Maia’s awards include two Bronze Star Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, three Afghan Campaign Service Medals, three Iraqi Campaign Service Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon,  Overseas Service Ribbon (with Roman Numeral Six), the NATO Medal, and the Parachutist and Parachute Rigger Badges.

LTC Eric Maia was born in Long Beach, California, and spent most of his early childhood years growing up in Brazil. He is married and has one child.