Ben Griffin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2006 and commissioned as a military intelligence officer. He served as a squadron intelligence officer while deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008 and as an assistant brigade intelligence officer while deployed to Iraq in 2011. He is currently assigned to the United States Military Academy as a history instructor. His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
He is currently ABD from the University of Texas and working on a dissertation that examines the role of Tom Clancy novels in the national security policy of Ronald Reagan. His research interests include grand strategy, American Foreign Relations, and the Cold War.
Ben holds a Bachelor's of Science in United States History from the United States Military Academy, a Master's of Arts in International Security from the University of Arizona, and a Master's of History from the University of Texas. He resides in West Point, NY with his wife Amibeth and their two children.