Erik Tarnanen

Air Force 11K3 O-5, Active Duty


Years of Service: 20 years, July 2000 - Present

ETS'd August 2020


Senior Leadership Learning and Development Instructor, U. S. Air Force,
August 2017 - Present

Executive Assistant/Senior Advisor, U. S. Air Force,
May 2014 - August 2017

Division Assistant Vice President (AVP) / Deputy General Manager (DGM), U. S. Air Force,
May 2010 - May 2014

Work Experience

Senior Leadership Learning and Development Instructor August 2017 - Present

Air Force | 11K3 | O-5 | USAFA, CO, USA

  • Provided leadership training in the areas of professional presence, professional bearing, fitness, confidence, and resilience.
  • Conducted courses in problem-solving, decision-making, and effective communication.
  • Developed leaders to be capable of training and preparing an organization to accomplish their assigned mission.

Executive Assistant/Senior Advisor May 2014 - August 2017

Air Force | 11B4 | O-5 | Point Loma, San Diego, CA, USA

  • Provided supervision and guidance in the in analyzing and appraising the effectiveness of company operations, the administration of the laws and the development of policies.
  • Developed and communicated strategic direction and high level engagements to drive the company‚Äôs special programs and projects with a specific region.
  • Developed and implemented long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes for the organization.

Division Assistant Vice President (AVP) / Deputy General Manager (DGM) May 2010 - May 2014

Air Force | 11B4 | O-4 | Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, USA

  • Served as the right-hand person to the Vice President/General Manager and developed policies and strategies to ensure the completion of division goals.
  • Coordinated the organization's logistical support, to include the procurement of equipment, supplies, and support materials.
  • Administered the execution of division special projects through organization, planning and key decision-making.

Top Skills

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Bronze Star Medal

April 2006

Training and Certifications

FCC Restricted Radio Telephone Operator

April 2019

FAA Class I Medical

April 2019

Airline Transport Certificate

May 2016