Eric Benson

Eric retired from the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent after 30 years of service, the last 11 of which he was assigned to the FBI Tactical Section, SWAT Operations Unit (SOU) at Quantico, Virginia.  While at SOU he was responsible for conducting basic and advanced training for the FBI national SWAT program as well as for state and local officers.  He managed the FBI SWAT tactical rope access and tactical helicopter operations courses. He also assisted SWAT team leaders in the planning and execution of large-scale operations and special events and deployed to these operations. Eric was involved in FBI SWAT operations for over 28 years. Before his assignment to SOU, he was an FBI SWAT Senior Team Leader and prior to his employment with the FBI, he was a police officer in Massachusetts. He has conducted training both in the US and internationally. Eric received FBI certifications as a tactical instructor, firearms instructor and defensive tactics instructor and is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician. Eric is a recipient of the FBI Master Police Instructor Award.