Eddie is a West Point graduate, U.S. Army Veteran, and former Airborne Ranger, and Green Beret.  After leaving the military, he has held positions of increased responsibility in Sales, Marketing and Management. Eddie also holds an MBA from Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA program.

Eddie also serves in the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF), a voluntary military organization that assists the Georgia Army and Air National Guard during state emergency situations, such as; search & rescue, hurricane evacuation, joint operations, and medical emergencies. He has been the Headquarters Recruiting Officer, Public Affairs Officer, Commander of Operations Company, Executive Officer and Commander of 911th Support Battalion. He currently serves as the Commander of the 76th Support Brigade at the Clay National Guard Center, Marietta, GA, and holds the rank of Colonel.