MSgt Erik Flanagan

MSgt Erik Flanagan

Dates of Service: Aug 1993 - Sep 2013
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  • AB Aug 93
  • Amn Feb 94
  • A1C Nov 94
  • SrA Feb 96
  • SSgt Aug 00
  • TSgt Nov 05
  • MSgt Feb 11

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20 year career Security Forces Defender who served everywhere from the Top of the world to the deserts of the Middle East and everywhere in between. During my time I worked as a Close Boundary Sentry guarding resources that were part or the "Nuclear Triangle" to Close in Protection to some of the highest ranking members of the military.

Military Experiences

Nov 2012 - Sep 2013
49 SFS
Security Forces Operations NCO
Responsible for the oversight of daily law enforcement, security and confinement operations for the United States Air Force. Lead/managed 3 staff sections, 4 shifts, contract guard operations; supervises 260 military/civilian personnel Secures installation assets worth over $7.3B; protects 17K personnel; infrastructure/59K acre perimeter Oversees installation police, confinement, Military Working Dog teams, airfield security, base defense operations/activities, training & support Key Operations staff member; interacts daily with employees, reviews/approves worldwide positioning of employees, contingency, mission essential tasks
Nov 2009 - Nov 2012
569th USFPS
Flight Chief
Responsible for the day to day spectrum of Law Enforcement and Security operations for the United States Air Force. Managed 75 US Air Force, US Army, and German National Security Forces personnel for Law enforcement operations Protects 1.1K square-miles Kaiserslautern Military Community; securing over 57K mil/civilian population Supervises police activities supporting 15 installations, 7 Dept of Defense District schools and 130 Dept of Defense resources Ensures response to all incidents, crime scene establishment, notifications and completion of required forms
Jul 2004 - Nov 2009
Protective Services Agent
Responsible for the full spectrum of Protective Service operations for the Commander, Deputy Commander and designated visiting U.S. dignitaries to Central Command Headquarters worldwide. Protected several CENTOM's Commanding Generals ensuring their safety at all times Direct supervision of over 75 personnel in the capacity of high level US and foreign dignitaries Establish training programs and requirements in accordance with Department of Defense Collect, analyze, & assess threat information to develop force protection countermeasures Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of Operations, ensured Director had all info needed
Apr 1997 - Jul 2004
60 SFS
Security Forces Member
Unit Deployment Manager, Shift Supervisor, Special Reaction Team Leader, Dispatcher, Office Manager Reports and Analysis, Installation Patrol/Response Force Leader: Establish spending priorities & executed expenditure of budget, author of Installation Security Plans & instructions, identify & track manpower requirements for over 150 positions, and completed routine Law Enforcement duties to include management of the base confinement facility. Managed budget of $2.1M and executed End of Year requirements in excess of $10M. Functional Area Agreement Coordinator: monitored/reviewed 49 base & international agreements Provided initial command and control of emergency response personnel to off base aircraft crash Managed Electronic Security System programs to include installation IDS


(7 years, 3 months)
Sep 2004 - Oct 2009
Middle East
Pick a country in the Middle East in Central Command's AOR and chances are I was there... Then add a good handful of European and Pacific countries, not to mention every major city in the US.
Nov 2002 - Jun 2003
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Sep 2001 - Feb 2002
Operation Enduring Freedom
Mar 1995 - Jun 1995
Saudi Arabia
Operation Southern Watch