A Closer Look
Eric graduated with honors in 2004 from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA. He was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps the same year and honorably discharged as a Captain after 8 years’ service in 2012.
During his time as a Marine, Eric successfully completed training and earned the 0204 MOS, Counterintelligence / Human Source Intelligence Officer designator and served as Human Intelligence Exploitation Team (HET) Officer in Charge during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Afterwards, Eric was selected for a clandestine “B-Billet” and successfully graduated from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy (JCITA), Elkridge, MD in 2008, earning the title of “Case Officer” and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy, Glynco, GA in 2009 earning the title Special Agent, of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
Eric was then assigned to the NCIS, Washington DC Field Office’s (DCWA) Foreign Counterintelligence “A” Squad and was responsible for multiple named Offensive Foreign Counterintelligence Operations (OFCO). Mr. Kirsch’s experience includes Marine Corps active duty combat deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom, in 2006-2007-2008 (2), Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 (Helmand Province, Afghanistan) (1), DIA JCITA OFCO Instructor (2013), NCIS Civilian Special Agent (2014), and served as advisor to the American Government, and Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) as a civilian in Iraqi Kurdistan in 2014 & 2015.
Since his honorable discharge in 2012, Kirsch has served as an Offensive Counterintelligence Operations instructor at JCITA; as a civilian Special Agent with NCIS; and as a civilian Advisor to the American Government and the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraqi Kurdistan. He is the founder and CEO of Torchlight USA.
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I currently enjoy spending my time cooking, writing, and spoiling my daughter.
My Interview With Pritzker Military Presents
On Friday November 6, 2015, renowned author and academic Allan Millett discussed the history and heritage of the U.S. Marine Corps. As part of the 2015 ON WAR Military History Symposium, this program was made possible by sponsors of the 2015 Liberty Gala.