Title: Modeling and Simulation Officer
Company: U.S. Army
Location: Sumter, South Carolina, United States
Major Eric W. Shumpert, Modeling and Simulation Officer at U.S. Army, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in movement and transportation logistics.
With more than 25 years of experience to his credit, Major Shumpert has excelled as a model and simulation officer with the third battalion for the U.S. Army – Central and a mission command systems integrator for the U.S. Army at Shaw Air Force Base since 2021. Achieving the rank of major in 2006, he was formerly active in the U.S. Army as a company commander from 2012 to 2013, a battalion operations officer from 2013 to 2014, an observer coach and trainer from 2014 to 2017, a division simulations officer from 2018 to 2019 and a brigade exercise planner, observer, coach and trainer from 2019 to 2021. Prior to these positions, he served as a banking services representative with the Safe Federal Credit Union from 2005 to 2007 and a manager for the men’s department at Goody’s Family Clothing from 2002 to 2005. Major Shumpert began his career in 1997, enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps until 2001.
Before embarking on his professional path, Major Shumpert pursued an education at University of South Carolina-Sumter, from which he obtained an associate’s degree. He continued his academic efforts with a Bachelor of Science in business management and business administration at the University of South Carolina, Aiken in 2005. Following these accomplishments, Major Shumpert concluded his studies at Webster University in 2018, graduating with a Master of Arts in management and leadership.
Outside of his primary responsibilities, Major Shumpert has participated in numerous endeavors beyond his immediate field. A fundraiser for the Colorado Veterans Project since 2014, he also contributed to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation as a fundraising volunteer since 2014 and the Marine Corps League as an events coordinator since 2014. During this time, he has found further success as a mobility assistant with the Rineyville Baptist Church Food Bank since 2014. A frequent contributing author for a number of military magazines, Major Shumpert has likewise been appointed as an associate of the Elks National Veterans Service Commission since 2015 and the American Battlefield Trust since 2017.
Attributing his success to the support of his family and his dedication to lifelong learning, Major Shumpert has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career, including multiple Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medals and Army Commendation and Achievement Medals. Furthermore, he has been presented with a Good Conduct Medals from the U.S. Marine Corps, a National Defense Service Medal, Iraq and Afghan Campaign Medals, a Presidential Unit Citation Award and a NATO ISAF Medal, among other significant military awards. Among the many highlights of his career, he is proud to have been honored as a Kentucky Colonel by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear in 2022. In the coming years, Major Shumpert hopes to become an entrepreneur and eventually establish an event center for veterans.
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