Mike Benitez

Maj. Mike Benitez (BS/MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) is an F-15E Strike Eagle Weapons Systems Officer with over 18 years of active service, including eight years as an enlisted Marine. He has served overseas in five combat deployments, including 11 months of sea time, and has flown over 250 combat missions. Maj. Benitez is a graduate of the US Air Force Weapons School, a former DARPA fellow, and legislative fellow.

Recent articles from Mike Benitez

Maj. Bishane, a 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, controls an aircraft from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.
Joining the Military
Rank And Pay Should Differ For Civilians Entering The Military Mid Career
This is why civilians entering the military at mid-level positions shouldn't be given the rank associated with their paygrade.
Maj. Ryan Corrigan, 157th Fighter Squadron pilot, sits in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during sunrise, Sept. 9, 2013.
Joining the Military
Here’s 2 Solutions To The Air Force’s Pilot Retention Problem
The key to stop the hemorrhaging of rated officers and setting the force on solid footing is simple.