Ben Summers

Ben Summers is an Instructor of Economics in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. He is an Aviation Officer with over 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, deploying twice to Afghanistan with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.  He commanded two companies within the Brigade and was a recipient of the 2013 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. He holds a BS in Economics from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

As a military, we surely need to be honest with ourselves and to policymakers about the best shape and size of the force for the 21st century.