Commander John BenfieldExecutive Officer
CDR John Benfield is a native of Port Washington, NY. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
Sea Duty Assignments include: Auxiliaries Division Officer and Main Propulsion Officer in USS WASP (LHD 1), Damage Control Assistant, Weapons Officer and Chief Engineer in USS SHOUP (DDG 86), Chief Engineer and Combat Systems Officer in USS HAWES (FFG 53), Executive and Commanding Officer of MCM Crew BULWARK and USS SENTRY (MCM 3).
Shore Duty Assignments include: Instructor duty at Surface Warfare Officers School, Newport, RI; Flag Secretary/Assistant Chief of Staff, Administration (N1) for Expeditionary Strike Group TWO.
He also earned a Master’s Degree from Pennsylvania State University in Business Administration.
CDR Benfield reported to USS RAMAGE as Executive Officer in June 2017.