Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Nagy hails from Idaho; he was commissioned in 2003 through the University of Idaho ROTC as an Infantry second lieutenant. Upon completion of the Officer Basic Course and Ranger School, LTC Nagy served in the 172nd Stryker Brigade in Ft. Richardson, AK as a Company Executive Officer and as Rifle Platoon Leader.
After completion of the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, he served as a military advisor to the Afghan Army and Police force in Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Upon completing his tour, he was then stationed in Italy where he served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade as both the Brigade Chief of Operations and as a Rifle Company Commander.
LTC Nagy continued his service in Europe serving as Aide De Camp to the US Army Europe Deputy Commander in Heidelberg, Germany and then as an Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany. He then attended the Army Command and General Staff College receiving his Master’s degree in History.
LTC Nagy was then assigned to Ft. Campbell, KY in the 101st “Airborne” Division and served as the Division G35 Future Operations planner and lead planner for the Ebola response in West Africa. After returning from Africa, LTC Nagy served as both the Battalion S3 Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 3-187 IN (Rakkasans).
LTC Nagy previous assignment was as the J35 Future Operations Regional Plans Officer at United States Special Operations Command. LTC Nagy was the Deputy Plans officer for SOF support for Korean Response and served as the desk officer for the INDOPACOM, EUCOM and AFRICOM areas of responsibility.
LTC Nagy’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with V device and 4OLC), Purple Heart, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (w / OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutists Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
LTC Nagy is married and has three children.