Eric Golnick graduated with honors from the University of Miami in 2009. He attended U.S. Navy Officer Candidate School shortly after and was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the summer of 2009. In his first position with the Navy, Eric served onboard two U.S Navy warships as a project manager for over 300 million dollars of equipment while supervising over 100 sailors. He was involved in multiple operations and exercises throughout Asia As a senior foreign policy analyst at the Department of Defense dealing with U.S. military operations in Latin America. Eric worked directly with the President’s National Security Council, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the U.S. Congress regarding U.S. foreign policy.