Loyola University Chicago

Department of Military Science

Captain John Benson- Assistant Professor of Military Science

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Captain John Benson is a newcomer to the Chicago area, and is excited to be a part of the Rambler Battalion. CPT Benson is originally from Dover, MA and is a 2014 graduate of the United States Military Academy. While at West Point, CPT Benson majored in economics and participated in intramural athletics. Upon graduation from West Point, CPT Benson attended the Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Sill, OK, and was then assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. As a Lieutenant in Hawaii, CPT Benson served as a Fire Support Officer, Fire Direction Officer, Platoon Leader, and Battery Executive Officer.  In January 2018, Captain Benson returned to Fort Sill, OK where he completed the Field Artillery Captains Career Course, with subsequent assignment as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Loyola University Chicago.