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Lt. Col. Eric S. Marshall

Published June 24, 2020

Lieutenant Colonel Eric S. Marshall became the 72nd Honolulu District Commander June 24, 2020. Prior to joining Honolulu District, he most recently served as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 130th Engineer Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 

Lieutenant Colonel Marshall grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an Engineer in 2002 following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.  He began his Army career as platoon leader for the 86th Dive Team, Fort Eustis, Virginia and deployed as a Dive Detachment Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004 to 2005.  He served as an emergency operations manager and later a project manager for New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after Hurricane Katrina devastated Southeast Louisiana in 2005.

In 2007 he deployed to Afghanistan as the Gardez Office Resident Engineer, Afghanistan Engineer District, managing strategic construction in Paktia, Paktika, and Khost Provinces. Lieutenant Colonel Marshall commanded B/1-48th Infantry Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from 2009 to 2010.  Lieutenant Colonel Marshall graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 with a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. Afterwards he served as instructor and course director of physics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. From 2015 to 2019 he served as executive officer and later commander of a Special Operations Engineer Squadron at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he led a team providing a broad range of engineering services worldwide, including extensive support to Operation Inherent Resolve.

Lieutenant Colonel Marshall’s primary awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and Joint Service Commendation Medal. He also earned the Ranger Tab, Jungle Tab, Dive Officer badge, Parachutist badge, and U.S. Air Force Free Fall badge. 

He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil), Project Management Professional, and an Assistant Professor of Physics.