MWI Adjunct Scholar
Kevin Benson taught at the US Army’s Red Team School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from 2007 to 2017. He served in the US Army for thirty years. His final assignment in the Army was Director, School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth Kansas, from 2003 to 2007. He was Director of Plans for Third US Army and the Combined Forces Land Component Command at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He commanded 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry from 1998 to 2000, at Fort Hood, Texas. In October 2010 he returned to Baghdad at the request of the Commander, US Forces–Iraq to assist in planning the conclusion of US Operations Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn in Iraq.
Kevin graduated from the United States Military Academy. He attended Armor Officer Basic Course (1977), Amphibious Warfare School (1983), Command and General Staff College (1991), and the School of Advanced Military Studies (1992). He attended the MIT Security Studies Program as a War College Fellow in 2001. He earned a PhD in American history from the University of Kansas in 2010. He was a Sen. Robert J. Dole Fellow at the Dole Institute of Politics in 2011.
Kevin writes for professional journals and web sites ranging from Parameters, Military Review,and ARMY magazine to Strategy Bridge and the Modern War Institute.He reviews books for ARMY magazine.