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Erich Wagner

U.S. Marine Corps - AFRICOM


Last updated: May 14, 2012

Erich Wagner is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve currently assigned to AFRICOM. As an infantry officer he has served in defense of The American Embassy in Panama, trained foreign personnel in Croatia, Australia, Argentina, Korea, Japan, Curacao, and Iraq. Erich was as a Congressional Liaison for the Marine Corps to the House and Senate Armed Service Committees in Congress.  He has published articles on military history and counterinsurgencies in The Marine Corps University Journal, The Journal for the Anglo-Zulu War Historical Society, The Joint Center for Operational Analysis, and Armchair General. His most recent article is entitled “‘The Bones of the British Lying in Maiwand Are Lonely’:A Victorian Battle and Its Continuing Impact on Afghan Memory.” His personal awards include the Bronze Star and two Navy Commendation Medals. He earned his B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy, and an M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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