Marine Corps Lt. Col. Eric S. Livingston graduated from the Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare in Newport, R.I. Qualified students earned a master of arts degree in national security and strategic studies. The college is the oldest war college in the nation and oldest institution of its kind in the world devoted to advanced military studies.
The College of Naval War College is a multidisciplinary program designed for U.S. Navy and Coast Guard officers in the grades of captain or commander; U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force officers in the grade of colonel or lieutenant colonel; and civilians of equivalent seniority from various federal agencies. This senior level of professional military education provides students with executive-level preparation for higher responsibilities as senior captains/colonels and flag/general officers.
The college instruction enhances the professional capabilities of its students to make sound decisions in command and managerial positions, and to conduct research leading to the development of advanced strategic and tactical concepts for the future of employment of naval forces.
Livingston is the son of Jack Livingston and stepson of Phil Traul, both of Ottumwa. His wife, Wendi, is the daughter of Richard and Kathryn Jones of Eldon.
Livingston is a 1987 graduate of Ottumwa High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in 1993 from the University of Iowa.