Robert Benjamin


Robert Benjamin

Private 1st Class, United States Army

Born: September 4, 1960

Years Served:

1988 to 2020 – CENTCOM-Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan

Medals and Awards:
CT OCS Hall of Fame 7/13/2021
Meritorious Unit Commendation 2016, 2011
Combat Action Badge 1/8/2006
NATO Medal 5/12/2012
Iraq Campaign Medal 6/4/2004
Afghanistan Campaign Medal 5/12/2012
Army Achievement Medal 1999, 1996, 1992
Army Commendation Medal 2010, 2008, 2005, 1997, 1991
Meritorious Service Medal 2017, 2015, 2004
Bronze Star Medal 3/27/2012
Legion of Merit 8/22/2020


Robert Benjamin enlisted in the United States Army in 1988 at the age of 27 and served in CENTCOM-Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Distinct recollections of service include: Improvised explosive device (IED) bomb on March 9, 2004, detonated on the main supply routes in support of military operations and humanitarian operations (vic MSR Tampa/MSR Irish); Rocket attacks in Kandhar and Bagram; Commander of 773rd TC, 354th Trans. BN, 167th CSSB, 655th RSG; Deputy Commander, 316th ESC, 310th ESC. Interim Commander, 310th ESC and Distribution Management Chief, 4th ESC/Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan.

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