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Lieutenant colonel Benjamin Flosi is an Army Strategist serving as a military adviser at the U.S. Mission to the United Nation focusing on peacekeeping operations in Mali and the Middle East and North Africa region.
Past assignments include Strategic Planner in the J-5, Joint Operational and War Plans Division, an International Engagement Officer on the Amy Staff, a Civil Affairs team leader in the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, the Civil Affairs officer in 2-19 Special Forces Group (Airborne), a staff officer in the 82nd Airborne Division, and a platoon leader and executive officer in the 2nd Infantry Division.
During these assignments, LTC Flosi served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. As a civilian, Benjamin worked for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Department of Defense, as a real-estate developer in Oakland, and a film producer.
LTC Flosi graduated from Marquette University, holds a Master’s from Columbia University, is completing a Master’s from The Johns Hopkins University, and was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholar in Yemen and a Manfred Werner fellow in Germany and Brussels.
He is member of Carnegie's New Leaders in International Affairs program and the University of Louisville’s Strategic Broadening Seminar.
MAJ Flosi’s military education includes the Infantry Officers’ Basic Course, the Infantry Mortar Leader’s Course, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle Leader’s Course, the Ranger Course, the Basic Parachutist courses, the Signal Career course, the S-6 Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Army Command and Staff College, the Defense Strategy Course, and the Basic Strategic Arts Program.