Erik Bickle is a military professor in the Joint Military Operations Department. He's a native of Damascus, Maryland and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Naval War College. A career helicopter pilot, he accumulated over 4,300 flight hours with operational and shore assignments in Jacksonville, Florida; Pensacola, Florida; Norfolk, Virginia; Stratford, Connecticut; Newport, Rhode Island; and Yokosuka, Japan. He previously served as assistant professor of Naval Science at NROTC Jacksonville University, Florida.