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Executive Director Benjamin E. Webb, Office of Policy and Planning

Benjamin E. Webb

Benjamin E. Webb currently serves as Executive Director of the Office of Policy and Planning. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Webb served as Principal, Organizational Strategist, with the MITRE Corporation, where he developed enterprise architecture and transformation integration plans for a federal agency.

Mr. Webb has extensive experience leading diverse mission-focused organizations. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army and has significant planning and policy expertise, having held senior positions at the Pentagon and elsewhere.
From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Webb served as Director of Strategy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA (ALT)), where he produced the ASA (ALT) Strategic Campaign Plan, to include Strategic Performance Metrics supporting Dashboard goals. Prior to that, he served as Strategist/Chief of the Plan Development and Review Branch, J-5, The Joint Staff, where he managed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s (CJCS) program for the development, update, and review of all Department of Defense deliberate planning efforts. He also managed the National Military Command Center’s operations-intelligence cell, ensuring the CJCS maintained global situational awareness of operations and evolving worldwide events.

Mr. Webb served as the Chief, Joint Readiness Branch from 2007 to 2009, assessing and reporting on the state of Army readiness for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Congress.

Mr. Webb served in Iraq as the Chief, Coalition Plans, where he was the Lead Planner for all operational issues involving the 27 nation international coalition. He produced the operational plan to man, equip, train, and deploy Iraq’s Border Defense Forces for securing the 2,700 km international border it shares with six other nations.

Finally, Mr. Webb served as Chief, Homeland Security Plans, for the XVIII Airborne Corps. In this capacity, he created contingency plans to provide military support to civil authorities for natural disasters, civil disturbances, or terrorist attacks.

Mr. Webb is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations and National Security from Duke University.