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Eric M. Tranter, Administrative Officer

Eric M. Tranter, Administrative Officer

Eric M. Tranter

Mr. Tranter served in the Marines for 20 years with a primary specialty in Logistics. Highlights of his service include duty with Infantry, Artillery, and Combat Service Support Units. During his service, he served aboard ship for over 3 ½ years and also served in the Persian Gulf War of 1991, North Pacific Special Operations, and Bangladesh Relief Operations following a typhoon. He coordinated and supervised the use and movement of naval helicopters and landing craft to assist moving civilian workers in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Clean-Up Operation in Alaska, served in Covert Operations in Bosnia, and commanded a logistics unit in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.Mr. Tranter was born and raised in Warren, Ohio and earned a B.S. degree from Kent State in 1984 and later a Masters from the University of Phoenix in 1997. After graduating from Kent, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.

As a Marine Officer he also commanded an air-delivery unit responsible for airborne/parachute re-supply missions, served as a Platoon Leader at the Marine’s Officer Candidate School, and taught military history at UCLA while serving as the Marine Officer Instructor for the Midshipman Battalion. Other duty included assignments as an adjutant and personnel officer. He also led a combined U.S. and Norwegian unit for joint training above the Arctic Circle.

Mr. Tranter received various awards, including the Bronze Star Medal for his performance during combat operations in Afghanistan. He completed his service as a Lieutenant Colonel.

After retiring from the Marines in 2005, Mr. Tranter worked as a Division Chief for the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio, managing supply chain support primarily to deployed units overseas.

In 2007, Mr. Tranter joined the Cleveland Division of the FBI as the Administrative Officer.