Eric Dober, Major US Army (Ret)
Eric Dober was raised on a farm just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Both of his Grandfathers served in WWII, one in the medical field during the Battle of the Bulge, the other in the 325th Glider infantry. He enlisted in the Army as a Private during Operation Desert Storm and served from November 20, 1990 as an Intelligence Analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division. After Ranger School in 1994, he moved to the 1/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment where he earned his Jumpmaster wings.
Eric exited the Army in 1998 and went on to attend collage at Montana State University. He graduated and became a Commissioned Army Aviation Officer (15A), and then attended Initial Entry Rotary Wing (IERW) school at FT Rucker, AL. and graduated Flight school as a AH-64A Apache Driver in 2002. As an Apache Driver and Aviation Officer, Eric was deployed
for a total of 58 months from 2002 to 2015. In 2015 Eric’s Army flying career and motorcycle riding came to a halt due to broken vertebrae in his lower spine and neck. Eric retired from the US Army as a Major (0-5) and continued working for the Army Aviation branch as a civilian contractor.
After a few years of surgeries, frustration, and Motorcycle modifications, Eric is now back on two wheels. He loves riding a 73 Honda Scrambler he restored and bringing dead motorcycles back to life with other Combat Veterans. Eric and his family are members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA 27-2) in Virginia. He spends most of his down time helping other veterans work on their bikes, but mostly offering a safe place to talk about “things” that Veterans struggle sharing with others.