Portrait of MAJ Benjamin Lyman

MAJ Benjamin Lyman

Instructor

benjamin.lyman@westpoint.edu

Biography


MAJ Benjamin Lyman graduated from Dickinson College in 2011 with a degree in History. He commissioned as a Field Artillery officer and was assigned to the 4-25 Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. From 2013-2014, he deployed to Afghanistan, where he served in Ghazni and Khowst provinces as a Platoon Leader and Assistant Operations Officer. Upon redeploying, Ben attended the Military Intelligence (MI) Officers Transition Course, Captains Career Course, and Counterintelligence Officers Course at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Ben then proceeded to Fort Meade, MD where he was assigned to the 308th MI Battalion, 902d MI Group, where he served as a Battalion S4, MI Detachment Commander, and Battalion S2. In 2019, Ben began graduate school at The Ohio State University, earning an MA in 2021. Ben currently serves as an instructor in the Military History division of the Department of History. He is married to Jessica, and they have three beautiful daughters: Marlowe, Ramsay, and Prescott and son Huxley.

Ongoing Research Projects


Projected Dissertation: Secret Services and Double Lives: The Experience and Impact of Military Intelligence in the Civil War

Publications & Presentations


In the Eye of the Sphinx: US Army Intelligence Collection and Surveillance, 1965-1970 (Ohio State Military Frontiers Graduate Student Symposium, Columbus, Ohio, April 16, 2021)