BG Eric Peck
Brigadier General Eric Peck has served at all levels of command from Detachment through Brigade and has been assigned to the Department of the Army and National Guard Bureau staffs.
He started his military career in the Kansas Army National Guard (KSARNG) as a UH-1 crew chief in a Combat Engineer aviation section in 1974. In 1978 he completed the Warrant Officer Candidate/Aviator Course and became a line pilot in the 920th Medical Evacuation Detachment, KSARNG. BG Peck received a direct commission to Second Lieutenant in 1983 in the Medical Service Corps. BG Peck served in several positions at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (EAATS) at Fort Indiantown Gap from 1985 to 1992. BG Peck served in various staff positions on both the National Guard Bureau and Department of the Army Staffs from 1992-1997. He was the Commander of the Army’s Operational Support Airlift Command from 1997 -1999. BG Peck returned to Kansas to serve as the State Army Aviation Officer for the KSARNG. He also was as the 1-108th Aviation Regiment Commander from 1999-2001. BG Peck was the Kansas Army National Guard Chief of Staff from 2003 through 2006 when he became the Chief of the Joint Staff for the Kansas National Guard. He commanded 1-6th KS Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) from October 2008 through March 2010 for a mission in Afghanistan. In October 2010 he assumed command of the Great Plains Joint Training Center and in February 2011 he became the Commander, Land Component (Kansas Army National Guard) for the Kansas Joint Forces HQ. BG Peck has over 2,500 flight hours in airplanes and helicopters.
BG Peck has an extensive military education culminating with the US Army War College. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kansas State University, and Masters Degrees in Computer and Information Systems Management from Webster University and in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
BG Peck’s military decorations include: The Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters, Afghan Campaign Ribbon with bronze star, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon. He has earned the Combat Action Badge and the Army Master Aviator Badge.
He is currently working on the Agribusiness Development (ADT) mission project. For more information on this project see their website: ADTProject.org