E. Sean Lanier was born in McDonald Army Hospital, Fort Eustis, Virginia and raised in Petersburg, Virginia. After attaining the grade of E-5 in the Virginia National Guard and upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Sean was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Aviation Branch. In 2010, Sean earned a Masters of Science in Business: Supply Chain Management & Logistics via the University of Kansas. PhD , Corporate Learning Officer, University of Pennsylvania, expected completion December 2021.
Sean initially served as a UH-60 A/L Flight Platoon Leader, HHC Executive Officer/ III-V Platoon Leader, and Flight Company Executive Officer in the 1-52nd Aviation Regiment, Seoul, Korea. His subsequent assignment to Fort Bragg, North Carolina included a variety of leadership and staff positions: Flight Company Executive Officer L/1-159th (Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina), Assistant S-3 (Brigade Training and Current Operations Officer) XVIIIth Aviation Brigade, Assistant S-3 (Battalion Flight Operations Officer) 2-82d Aviation Regiment, Assistant Division Transportation Officer 82d Airborne Division, and the Combined Joint (CJ-4)Theater Rail & Sea Operations Officer (SFOR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sean Lanier served as the Assistant S-2/3 (Highway Operations Officer) for the 28th Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany prior to assuming command of the 70th Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion, 37th TRANSCOM, 21st Theater Support Command. Sean Lanier subsequently served as the Battle Captain/Current Operations Officer, 14th Transportation Battalion (MC), 1st Theater Movement Control Agency, 21st Theater Support Command, Vicenza, Italy which then was forward deployed as part of Southern European Task Force’s CJTF-76, Joint Logistics Command Movement Control Battalion in Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Sean served as the SETAF Fielding Support Team’s Operations Officer and was responsible for overseeing the transformation and restructuring on the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Caserma Ederle, Vicenza Italy. Sean served as the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division S-4, FOB Hammer (Butler Range Complex), Zatiah, Iraq OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM V and then as the 203rd BSB, Support Operations Officer (SPO), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA. Sean previously was the 1st Theater Support Command, Support Operations Distribution Integration Branch Chief and subsequently the 1st TSC Secretary General Staff while deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of OPERATION NEW DAWN & OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and recently redeployed from OEF as the ARCENT Support Element (ASE-A) Logistics Sustainment Planner. Sean served as Operational Energy (OE) and Contingency Basing (CB) Executive Officer of the Headquarters Department of the Army G-45/7 Strategy & Integration Directorate and then the G-43 Director of Operations and Logistics Readiness XO, Executive Officer / Military Assistant to the Director for Logistics Strategy and Integration, G-45/, Headquarters Department of the Army G-4. Sean served as the Senior Analyst/Chief of Staff with the Test Resource Management Center, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)).
Sean is currently an independent agent with Long & Foster, Old Town Alexandria and Founder and CEO of Resolve Solutions, Incorporated an educational non-profit. Sean social activates include serving as President of the Rotary International (Springfield, VA), the VMI Alumni Association Board of Directors, The University of Kansas Alumni Association, the Petersburg City Public Schools Career & Technical Education Advisory Board and a number of other activities that help to create STEM & Diversity outreach, advocacy for higher education and service to country through military and civil service.