Major Eric B. Neuman was born at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas, on 14 November 1980. He spent his entire childhood there before leaving for Providence, Rhode Island, in 2000 to attend Brown University. In 2004, he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with concentrations in Mathematics and Mathematical Economics. After working for a year, he attended the University of Texas, School of Law, from 2005 to 2008.
After graduating with his Juris Doctorate, he attended Officer Candidates School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 9 August 2008. He returned to Austin, Texas, where he passed the Texas State Bar in 2009. After he attended The Basic School from September 2009 to April 2010, he was assigned to the Joint Legal Center, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. After completing the Naval Justice School in 2010, he served as a Trial Counsel from 2010 to 2012. While serving as Trial Counsel, he held the collateral billet as Company Commander of the Security Augmentation Force and Destructive Weather Team during emergencies such as Hurricane Irene. After serving on the Staff Sergeant Selection Board in 2012, he became the Officer in Charge of Legal Assistance and the Tax Center for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
In 2012, he was selected by the Commandant’s Career Level Education Board and was one of two Captains from that board to attend The Judge Advocate General’s Law Center and School in Charlottesville, Virginia, from 2013 to 2014.
While there, he was admitted to the Court of Appeals of the Armed Service as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He received a Masters in Law with a specialty in Military Justice from there in 2014, at which point he was awarded the additional Military Occupational Specialty of 4409, Master of Criminal Law.
In 2014, he was assigned to the Trial Services Office of the Legal Service Support Section in Okinawa, Japan. During his time, he led the prosecution of the newly initiated undercover operation to catch Servicemembers targeting children online. In 2016, he was awarded the annual Trial Counsel of the Year, Pacific, for 2015. From 2016 to 2017, he was the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
Captain Neuman graduated Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Education Program in 2013 and the Command and Staff Distance Education Program in 2016 as a distinguished graduate. In July 2017, he assumed the duties as Senior Defense Counsel at Marine Corps Base Quantico and became a Major on 1 September 2017. He assumed the duties as Regional Defense Counsel-National Capital Region on 1 September 2018.
He married Virginia Tinsley on 27 June 2015. Virginia Tinsley is also Major Tinsley, U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and is stationed at Government Appellate Division at Ft. Belvoir.