Lt. Col Erik Andreasen assumed command of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit on April 1, 2020. He is a 2001 graduate of Norwich University - The Military College of Vermont, where he was commissioned in the Infantry.
After graduating, Andreasen was assigned as a platoon leader within the 82nd Airborne Division, where he served in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Following selection and assessment at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Andreasen served in U.S. Army Special Operations units at Ft. Bragg, Fort Polk, Eglin Air Force Base, and Macdill Air Force Base with multiple deployments overseas.
Andreasen has served in units whose combat contributions were recognized with three Valorous Unit Awards and three Joint Meritorious Unit Awards.