Erik M. Bickle

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • HA/DR
  • Homeland Security
  • Japan
  • Koreas
  • Piracy
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights


Jacksonville University; Jacksonville, FL

Assistant Professor of Naval Science and Executive Officer

CSCG 5/CTF 70 USS RONOLD REAGAN; Yokosuka, Japan

Korea Plans Officer

DCMA Sikorsky Aircraft; Stratford, CT

Government Flight Representative and Maintenance Test Pilot

HSl-46; Mayport, FL

Operations Officer and Detachment FIVE Officer in charge

LHA 4, USS NASSAU; Norfolk, VA

LHA 4, USS NASSAU; Norfolk, VA

VT-10; Pensacola, FL

Instructor Pilot, Assistant Operations Officer, and Flight Commander


M.A., Naval War College, 2009, National Security and Strategic Studies

B.S., United States Naval Academy, 1999, Political Science

Awards and Decorations

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy Commendation Medal

Navy Achievement Medal

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