Col. Eric C. Rannow was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1992 upon graduation from the United States Military Academy. In the 2000 timeframe, he transitioned into the Army Acquisition Corps, serving in a number of critical acquisition assignments throughout his career.
Rannow arrived from the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Rannow is originally from Racine, Wisconsin. His notable command assignments include battery command of A/2-15 Field Artillery, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY and battalion level command as the Product Manager for PM Sets, Kits, Outfits, and Tools (PM SKOT) at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI.
Rannow’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic & Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Army Logistics Management College, Army Command and General Staff College, Defense Acquisition University Program Manager’s Course, and the Army War College.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Material Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology and Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Rannow is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and holds a Level III certification in Program Management.
Rannow’s noteworthy awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and both Air Assault & Airborne Badges.