LTC Eric McCoy
LTC Eric McCoy is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Morgan State University in Baltimore where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health. A Distinguished Military Graduate, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps on May 15, 1998. His civilian schooling also includes a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University. His military schooling includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course; the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course; the Combined Arms and Services Staff School; the Support Operations Course; the Inspector General Course; and the Command and General Staff Officer Course.
LTC McCoy’s previous assignments include Gold Bar Recruiter, Morgan State University ROTC Detachment; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 546th Maintenance Company (Direct Support), 142d Corps Support Battalion, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Shop Officer, 46th Engineer Battalion (Combat)(Heavy), Fort Polk; Battalion S3, 2d Forward Support Battalion, Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea (ROK); Commander, Echo Company, 702d Main Support Battalion, Camp Casey, ROK; Headquarters Company, Support Battalion Observer/Controller (O/C) and Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Maintenance O/C, Operations Group, National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, California; Student Officer with duty at Georgetown University, US Army Student Detachment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina (JCS Internship); Action Officer, Maintenance Division, Logistics Directorate (J4), The Joint Staff, The Pentagon; and Inspector General, Assistance Division, U.S. Army Inspector General Agency, The Pentagon. Prior to arrival at the US Military Academy, LTC McCoy served for 34 months as the Executive Officer for the 125th Brigade Support Battalion, 3d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas and Logar Province, Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
LTC McCoy’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Staff Identification Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Samuel Sharpe for outstanding contributions to the Ordnance Corps and the Honorable Order of Saint Martin for outstanding contributions to the Quartermaster Corps. LTC McCoy has also been designated as a Demonstrated Senior Logistician by the Army Logistics University and the International Society of Logistics.
- M.S., Policy Management, Georgetown University
- M.S., Administration, Central Michigan University
- B.S., Mental Health, Morgan State University
Black, L.D, Edens, S.M., Fanitzi, C.A., Hajjar, M.S., Lovelace, J.B., McCoy, E.A., Schnack, D.L. (ed)(2014). PL 300 Military Leadership Course Reader. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education (McGraw Hill Create).
McCoy, E.A., Hajjar, M., Smith I. (2014). "Auditory Feedback: An Innovative Teaching Tool". Academic Exchange Quarterly. Vol. 17, Iss. 3.
Lovelace, J. B, Black, L.D. and McCoy E.A. (ed.) (2013). PL300 Military Leadership Course Reader. New York, NY: XanEdu (Jossey-Bass).
McCoy, E.A. (2013). “The Role of Experiential Education, Reflection, and Knowledge Acquisition in Building Stronger Leaders." PL 300 Military Leadership Course Reader.
McCoy, E.A. (2012). “The Impact of Logistics on the British Defeat in the American Revolutionary War”. Army Sustainment. Vol. 44, Iss. 5, pp. 25-27.
McCoy, E.A. (2011). “Filling the MRAP Gaps.” Army Sustainment. Vol. 43, Iss. 5, pp. 30- 32.
McCoy, E.A. (2011). “Elements of the Profession of Arms and their Impact on the Military Logistician.” Army Sustainment. Vol. 43, Iss. 4, pp. 16-19.
McCoy, E.A. and Plummer, L.G. (2011). “Lessons Learned from the First Year of Activating a Brigade Support Battalion.” Army Sustainment. Vol. 43, Iss. 3, pp. 36-40.
McCoy, E.A. (2009). “Improving Material Readiness for the Joint Warfighter.” Army Logistician. Vol. 41, Iss. 1, pp. 16-19.
McCoy, E.A. (2006). “Maintenance Management in the Heavy Brigade Combat Team.” Army Logistician. Vol. 38, Iss. 5, pp. 17-21.
McCoy, E.A. (2006) “Reaffirming Your Command Maintenance Program.” Army Logistician. Vol. 37, Iss. 3, pp. 18-20.
McCoy, E.A. and Plummer, L.G. (2004). “Planning a Combat Service Support Live Fire Exercise in Korea.” Army Logistician. Vol. 36, Iss. 4, pp. 7-9.
McCoy, E.A. and Hall, J.A. (2002). “Designing a Lieutenant Professional Development Program.” Army Logistician. Vol. 34, Iss. 6, pp. 16-19.
My research interests include studying the roles of reflection, mentorship and experiential education as they relate to leader development. Specifically, I endeavor to discover new ways for organizations to integrate education, hands-on experience, mentorship, reflection and self-learning into leader development programs. My secondary research interests involve examining the leadership challenges associated with the development of gender-neutral performance standards of the United States Armed Forces.