Admiral Eric T. Olson


Admiral Eric T. Olson is currently President and Managing Member of ETO Group, LLC, serving as an independent national security consultant.

He retired from the United States Navy in 2011 after 38 years of military service. He served in special operations units throughout his career and was awarded several decorations for leadership and valor including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Silver Star. His career culminated as the head of the United States Special Operations Command, where he was responsible for the mission readiness of all Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations forces.

Olson was the first Navy SEAL to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag ranks, and was the first naval officer to be USSOCOM’s commander.