Benjamin is a U.S. Army Veteran, has served in both the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and served as a Police Officer before joining the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).
Throughout his career in the IC, Benjamin's passion for analytic tradecraft drove him to solve some of the most difficult challenges facing the community, and his Palantir redesign earned him a place among the fewer than 30 Intelligence Officers to ever receive the Galileo Award— the U.S. Government's highest award for digital innovation.
Benjamin has always had a passion for training others, and served as an analytic coach & mentor to his U.S. colleagues, trained foreign intelligence agents overseas, and taught undergrads at George Mason University.
In the IC, he pursued formal analytic initiatives such as designing new software capabilities, implementing agile workflows, building a network of innovation teams across the Pentagon's intelligence enterprise, auditing and redesigning analytic production processes, serving on the Defense Intelligence Innovation Advisory Working Group, and serving as an evaluator for the Director of National Intelligence’s Analytic Integrity and Standards.
He pursued personal projects as well, and shared his own analytic techniques with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and founded U.S. Central Command's "Forecasters Club," which practices reference class forecasting in the Intelligence Community's prediction markets.