Benjamin Grass was born in Eau Claire, WI, and was raised in Southeastern Wisconsin.  He was commissioned a 2ndLt in the Marine Corps in May 1999, having completed his undergraduate education in Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  He most recently served as the Commanding Officer of the 1st Intelligence Battalion at Camp Pendleton, California.  He served in 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Iraq in 2003, and later returned as an advisor to the Iraqi Army with whom he saw combat in Anbar Province in 2006-07.  In 2014, B.J. returned to Iraq as an intel officer in Anbar Province.  He has done tours with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the National Counter-terrorism Center, and at the Marine’s Intel School. 

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