New department chair in Military Science and Leadership
Captain Erik M. Keirstead received his commission as an infantry officer in 2009 from the Virginia Military Institute. His military education includes the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, Maneuver Captains Career Course and First Army OC/T Academy.
Cpt. Keirstead earned his bachelor’s degree in history with a concentration in military history from the Virginia Military Institute and is pursuing a master’s degree in homeland security from the American Military University.
Cpt. Keirstead is married to Cpt. Briana Keirstead, who is currently stationed at Fort Lee as a logistics officer basic course instructor. They have one son, Jackson, age 5.