Lieutenant Colonel Eric Collin has 25 years experience as military helicopter pilot and instructor, capability planning officer as well as tactical and joint planner. He gained operational experience with national and multinational organizations like AMF(L), MNDC and deployments in Bosnia-Herzegovina (EUFOR HQ) and Albania. He is presently holding the position of senior lecturer in operations planning at the Belgian Defence College. He works in cooperation with the Dutch Defence College for the Advanced Staff Course and with the Dutch, Irish, Portuguese and Swedish Defence Colleges for the Combined Joint European Exercise (CJEX). He holds a Master in Engineering and a Master after master in political and military sciences.