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Maj. Gen. Peter N. Benchoff

Major General Peter N. Benchoff serves as the Chief of Staff, United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
In his most recent assignment, he served as the Director of Force Management at HQDA, G-37, where he led the Army’s capstone process to field mission ready organizations.  He advised the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army on Army organizational structure and materiel development integration for the current and future force.  Prior to this position, Brigadier General served as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations) for the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.
Major General Benchoff served in key operational command and staff positions from platoon leader to brigade commander in light infantry, airborne, and ranger units.  He also served as the director of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s coordination group and as the executive officer for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army.  His operational experience includes seven deployments to Afghanistan.
Major General Benchoff education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, a MBA from Touro College, a Masters of Military Science from the Marine Corps University, and a Masters of Strategy from the US Army War College.  He also holds numerous awards and decorations and is proudest of the Valorous Unit Award and Presidential Unit Citation he was awarded as a member of the “Strike Force” - 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry (Air Assault).

Major General Benchoff and his wife have three sons. His hobbies and interests are focused on his family and sports.