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COL Eric B. Cunningham


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Colonel Eric B. Cunningham assumed command of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Brigade in June 2022.

COL Cunningham's previous assignment was the J4 (Logistics) chief of staff (wartime) U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Army Reserve Element – Indo Pacific Command at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area, California.

COL Cunningham enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1994 as a (74C) telecommunications operator-maintainer achieving the rank of sergeant until 2001, when he received his commission to the Field Artillery branch detailed to the Ordnance Corps from the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of California, Davis.

In 2002, COL Cunningham served and deployed in several leadership and staff positions as a Fire Support officer, Fire Direction officer, Maintenance platoon leader (Iraq), and assistant G4 (Logistics) with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023), Texas. In 2005, he transferred to the Inactive Ready Reserves. In 2007, he was assigned as the assistant brigade S3 (Operations) and S4 (Logistics) with the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. In 2010, he was assigned as an observer controller/trainer and assistant battalion S3 to the 5th Brigade, 75th Mission Training Command, Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012, COL Cunningham was assigned and deployed as the Joint Chief, initial fielding officer for the Afghanistan National Police Forces, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2013, he was assigned to multiple key staff positions as the G4, deputy G4, and deputy G3, U.S. Forces Korea exercise planning officer with the Pacific Division, 84th Training Command, at PRFTA, California. In 2019, COL Cunningham assumed command of the 1397th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion at the Military Ocean Terminal Concord, California.

COL Cunningham graduated from the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Army Medical Captains Career Course (Logistics), Army Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, Telecommunications Operator, Operational Contract Support, Airborne, and Bradley Leaders Course.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College.

COL Cunningham's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two National Defense Medals, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NATO Medal, Basic Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold), German Armed Forces Badge for Marksmanship (Schuetzenschnur), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Superior Unit Award, and is a recipient of the Transportation Order of Saint Christopher.

COL Cunningham is from California and is employed by the Department of Justice.