South carolina field staff
Benjamin was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. The love of the outdoors is almost naturally engrained into anyone growing up in a coastal town. Benjamin joined the South Carolina Army National Guard when he was 17; having had multiple tours in the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Along with combat tours, Benjamin has had overseas training missions in Germany and Romania. Benjamin has led multiple State Active Duty missions for the State of South Carolina during hurricanes and floods. In 2010, the SCARNG successfully stood up its first Multi-Role Bridge Company where he has been serving as the Platoon SGT for the last 3 years. Now entering his 19th year of service, Benjamin has transferred to Brigade Level to be the 117th Engineer Brigade Combat Bridge Liaison. Benjamin teamed up with the South Carolina HHO Chapter in December of 2019. The HHO has provided an opportunity to continue to serve in another platform for him. Benjamin believes in the motto of “to reach one is to teach one” and wishes to keep that alive in current and new members of HHO. The HHO has also provided a much needed outlet with fellow Veterans for him. Benjamin is excited for the future of the South Carolina HHO Chapter and the legacy it will leave with not just his wife Emily and their children, but within the HHO community as well.