Eric Savickas, LIEUTENANT COLONEL (US ARMY, RET.) Founder & President
areas of expertise
- Leadership development
- Learning facilitation
- Team building
- Strategic planning
- Client service support
education & certifications
- Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Norwich University
- Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) awarded by TTI Success Insights on behalf of Target Training International, Ltd.
- Certified Professional Driving Forces Analyst (CPDFA) awarded by TTI Success Insights on behalf of Target Training International, Ltd.
Eric Savickas is a proven leader, as well as an expert teacher and trainer, with over 25 years of experience as an Army officer, university instructor, and leadership coach.
He is the founder and president of Convergent Impact, which is a company that provides military-inspired leadership training to those in the fire service working to make a difference each day. Eric uses his combat-tested leadership experience and practical lessons learned to help individual leaders and their departments develop, grow, and succeed.
Eric is originally from Newton, Massachusetts, and was commissioned through the United States Army Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) as a Field Artillery officer upon graduation from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, in 1993.
He has served in a variety of leadership and staff positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels. His initial assignment was as a Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea, followed by assignments as a Fire Support Officer and Battery Executive Officer, Fort Carson, Colorado.
He served as a Battery Commander in 5-3 Field Artillery (MLRS) and as Battery Commander of the Headquarters Battery in the 212th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was assigned as the Regimental Fire Support Officer of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and as an artillery Observer Controller, both at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. Eric served in Germany as G3 Training Officer on the V Corps Staff, followed by an assignment as 4-27 Field Artillery, Battalion Executive Officer. Eric served on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon as an Operations Officer in the J3 Operations Directorate. He has had two operational tours in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Eric’s final military assignment was serving as the Chair of the Department of Military Science at Eastern Illinois University, where he led the Army ROTC program.
His military and civilian education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Norwich University and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Eric Savickas’ military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Army Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star; Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star; Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral “4”; and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.