Eric Golnick is a Strategic Planner at Natick Army Research Labs in Natick Massachusetts. In his prior position, Eric was the Senior Policy Analyst and Legal Protections Process program manager in the Policy and Strategic Initiatives Division, J-5 Directorate, US Southern Command Headquarters, Doral, FL from 2012-2016. He graduated with honors from the University of Miami in 2009 (BA), and 2014 (MA). He attended Officer Candidate School in 2009 and was commissioned as a Naval Officer. He was involved in multiple operations and exercises including worked for Commander Naval Forces Japan conducting contingency operations during the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown.