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Colonel Eric Garvin

Career History

Eric Garvin graduated from Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York with his life-long friend, Kevin Thompson, Director of CWA. After graduating from Curtis High School where he was voted Most Popular and Class Politician, Eric earned a full scholarship to the United States Air Force Academy. Upon graduation from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, Eric served 26 years in the United States Air Force where he retired as a Colonel. When Eric was inducted into the Curtis High School Hall of Fame in 2009, he was honored to have his dear friend Kevin Thompson to officiate over his induction ceremony. In the school’s 100 plus year history, approximately100 graduates have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. For the past decade, Eric has worked in the Defense Industry. Eric’s proudest accomplishments are marrying his wife, Anna Marie, and raising two amazing kids, Naomi Garvin and Eric E. Garvin.  

Community Service

Eric has a passion for helping others, and he is honored to be a member of the CWA Board to serve with his life-long friend, Kevin Thompson. Eric has a rich history of helping others. He has served on two other Boards. He served on the Phillips Charitable Organization (PCO) who mission was to help struggling single parents, veterans and students pursuing STEM careers. Eric was the driving force behind PCO. He was responsible to grants totaling nearly $180,000 over 18 months, which ranged from $500 to $20,000 each.  Each grant helped to change ONE Family at a Time. He also served on the Fishing School Board in Wash DC, which was an after school program in Wash DC for underserved kids. During his tenure, ABC’s Extreme Home Edition Show built New Fishing School in 7 days in 2009. It was historic because it was the largest project in the show’s history with a projected value of $1.7 million. From 2008 to 2016, in partnership with Northrop Grumman, Eric was responsible for sending 60 Junior and High School students to the Summer Aviation Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to expose them to aviation careers. Each scholarship was worth approximately $2,000. Eric has won numerous awards for his community service. In 2011, he won the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) for his community service. He competed against 30 plus other candidates throughout the country to win this prestigious award.