Rodwell, Eric
Birth City: 
Richmond
Birth State: 
VA
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Retired Military
Biography: 

Having reaped the benefits of pedagogical academia, Eric J. Rodwell is an alumnus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). He has lived in the Pikes Peak Region since 1996. He is a retired military veteran with over twenty-one years of honorable and distinguished service. Ten of those years, being a paratrooper in the elite 82nd Airborne Division; and, he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1983.

He has been married to his beautiful wife, Tina, for over thirty-nine years and the proud father of two sons, one daughter, one son-in-law, six grandkids, and one on the way in January 2021.

Awards/Honors: 
Writing accolades from WSTS Radio Station in Fayetteville, NC - Sweetheart Contest Winner
Military: Meritorious Service Medal - Army Commendation Medal - Army Achievement Medal - Expert Infantryman Badge - Senior Parachutist Badge with Combat Distinction - Bronze Service Star - Air Assault Badge - Expert Marksman Badge
Recipient of the Commanding General's Gold Recruiter's Badge
Education/Training: 
Civilian: Alumnus of UCCS Letters and Arts; Executive Director of the METH Taskforce for El Paso and Teller Counties; Ordained Minister of the Gospel since 1983. Military: Logistics Automation Specialist, Airborne Jump Master School Graduate, Environmental Compliance Officer Certification Training.
Organizations: 
I am a member of the 82nd Airborne All American Guard of Honor Group, and The Paratrooper H-MINUS Group.
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
My book, which happens to be my memoir - My Christian faith, inspired poetry, short narratives with heartfelt and patriotic sentiments, to include hilarious anecdotes.