Eric T. Olson

Eric T. Olson

Eric Thor Olson is a retired United States Navy admiral who last served as the eighth Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from July 2, 2007 to August 8, 2011. He previously served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command from 2003 to July 2007. Olson was the first Navy SEAL ever to be appointed to three-star and four-star flag rank, as well as the first naval officer to be USSOCOM's combatant commander. He retired from active duty on August 22, 2011 after over 38 years of service. Wikipedia*

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Eric T. Olson has eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2009 Senate Committee. Most common tag: Terrorism.

Appearances by Title:September 22, 2011 - Present Admiral, U.S. Navy Videos: 0

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Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command July 2, 2007 - August 8, 2011 Videos: 8

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