A native of Peoria, Illinois Eric Dailey served for over 26 years as a United States Marine in a variety of active duty and reserve assignments. He is a graduate of Richwoods High School (1982), Illinois State University (BS, 1989) and Webster University (MA, 1994). Eric enlisted in the Marine Corps immediately following high school and proudly graduated boot camp as the 3rd Battalion, I-Company, honor graduate. He was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class earning his “dress blues” as the youngest member of the battalion. In May of 2008, Major Eric Dailey reserve-retired from the Marine Corps and continues to serve his country in a number of veteran and civic organizations.
Eric Dailey’s corporate career includes sales and management positions in the pharmaceutical, medical device and the non-profit sector. In 2007, he founded Cotton Medical Group (CMG), a service disabled veteran owned surgical and medical supply company.