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Eric Samuels

1SG Eric Samuels, USA (Ret)

Director of The Center for Leadership and Ethics

1SG Samuels is an accomplished, military oriented U. S. Army National Guard First Sergeant. He retired with 28 years of progressively higher leadership and management experience. Prior to Hargrave he served in 4 combat tours serving with 101st Airborne division, 1st Cavalry (Long knife Brigade), 3rd Infantry division and Multi National Task Force Iraq. He held the following positions while serving: US Army Sniper for 17 years, squad leader, forward observer, BNCOC Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, G7 NCOIC and 1SG. He is a graduate of Kaplan University with a Degree in Criminal Justice and a graduate of Liberty University with a Degree in Religion.

He is married to Harolyn Samuels and he has two daughters Erica and Erin.

I love working at Hargrave because is gives me the opportunity to meet and mentor some amazing young men. The opportunity to watch them grow from young boys to young men. "Bravo Strong"

— 1SG Eric Samuels, USA (Ret)