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Eric Lamont Birdsong
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Eric Lamont Birdsong (born March 11, 1980, Saint Louis) is an African-American speed trainer and coach, author, and military veteran. He is the author of “Speed Creates Opportunity.”
Early life and education
Birdsong was born in Saint Louis, Missouri, to Regina Ann Birdsong and Eric Birdsong Sr. His father was in the U.S armed forces. In 1998 he completed his high school education at Continental Academy and got enlisted in U.S Army in 1999.
He acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and then completed a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International after retiring from the U.S. Army in 2010. In 2014, Birdsong became a Certified Speed Trainer.
Birdsong joined the U.S Army in 1999. He spent eleven years, with five years on active duty and six years in the U.S Army Reserves. During his time in the army, he was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Lee, Virginia, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Fort Bliss, Texas. He became a non-commissioned officer when he got promoted to the rank of Seargent E-5 on October 12, 2006. He retired from the U.S Army in 2010 after incurring injuries while he was deployed in Iraq.
Speed trainer and coach
He became a Certified Speed Trainer in May 2014. He creates workout routines and training regimen for students who want to acquire sports scholarships in universities.
Birdsong is the author of “Speed Creates Opportunity.” It is a guidebook that was released in September 2020.
Awards and recognition
Birdsong received U.S. Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Global War On Terrorism Service Medal. He is also the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Medical Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Birdsong is married to Adriana Birdsong, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a therapist. He has three children; Demaijah, Isaiah, and Faith.
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