Major Keith Benedict is an Instructor of International Relations and Comparative Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. After graduating from West Point in 2003 and receiving a commission in the infantry, Keith attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, earning a Masters of Philosophy in International Development Studies. He then served in the 82nd Airborne Division, deploying to eastern Baghdad, Iraq, from January 2007 to March 2008 and again to Haiti in January 2010. MAJ Benedict then served as a strategic advisor on General Petraeus’ personal staff in Afghanistan from August 2010 to August 2011, and then as a strategic analyst for General Mattis at US Central Command until November 2011.
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