Eric T. Olson

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Eric T. Olson

Mensaje por doc_breacher el Miér 7 Mar 2012 - 11:25



Eric Thor Olson (born January 24, 1952) is a retired United States Navy admiral who last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) from July 2, 2007 to August 8, 2011. He previously served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from 2003 to July 2007. Olson was the first Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM's combatant commander. He retired from active duty after over 38 years of service.


Military career

Olson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1973 and qualified as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer in 1974. He graduated in BUD/S Class 76. He has served operationally in an Underwater Demolition Team, SEAL Team, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team, Special Boat Squadron, and at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. He has commanded at every level.

Olson has participated in several conflicts and contingency operations, and has served as a SEAL instructor, strategy and tactics development officer and joint special operations staff officer. His overseas assignments include service as a United Nations military observer in Israel and Egypt, and as Navy Programs officer in Tunisia. He served on the Navy staff as assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy, and Operations). In 1993, Olson participated in the Battle of Mogadishu.In 1994, Olson became commander of the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, an American counter-terrorism unit. Olson was promoted again in 1999 when he assumed command of Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, California.

Olson earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School and studied at the Defense Language Institute. He is a Joint Specialty officer and Political-Military Affairs sub-specialist with emphasis on Africa and the Middle East. His awards include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal and Silver Star.

In addition to being the first three and four star Navy SEAL, Admiral Olson was the Bull Frog, the longest serving Navy SEAL still on duty.At four-star flag rank, Olson is the highest-ranking Navy SEAL to hold the Bull Frog title.

Olson was the first person to ever throw a ceremonial first pitch for a post-season game at the new Yankee Stadium in 2009.

Awards and decorations:

-Defense Distinguished Service Medal
-Navy Distinguished Service Medal
-Silver Star
-Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
-Legion of Merit
-Bronze Star with valor device
-Defense Meritorious Service Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
-Meritorious Service Medal with two gold award stars
-Joint Service Commendation Medal with bronze oak leaf cluster
-Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
-Combat Action Ribbon with gold award star
-Joint Meritorious Unit Award with bronze oak leaf cluster
-Navy Unit Commendation with bronze service star
-Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with two bronze service stars
-National Defense Service Medal with two bronze service stars
-Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with bronze service star
-Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star
-Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze service stars
-Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
-Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
-Armed Forces Service Medal
-Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with two bronze service stars
-Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with two bronze service stars
-Special Operations Service Ribbon
-United Nations Medal
-Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (3rd class)Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
-Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
-Navy Expert Rifleman Medal
-Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

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Mensaje por SiX el Miér 7 Mar 2012 - 19:42








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Mensaje por doc_breacher el Miér 7 Mar 2012 - 21:11

Perfecto tio!

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