BGA Partner Ben Hodges (right) was featured on MNSBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber. The former NATO Lt. General who was in Brussels at the time of the NATO Summit, reiterated his opinion piece in NPR that he was dissapointed with President Trump’s approach and the troubling unpredictability of the US with its global security objectives. He mentioned the imporance of Europe as a “power projection platform” for the US into other regions in the world including Africa, the Middle East and Eurasia.
Watch the segment here (6:50 mark)
Lieutenant General (Retired) Ben Hodges is a BGA Partner and is a former Infantry Lieutenant in Germany. He commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels as the 101st Airborne Division and in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He also served in an operational assignment as Director of Operations, Regional Command South, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactic Instructor at the Infantry School; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Army Congressional Liaison Officer; Task Force Senior Observer-Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA: Coalition/Joint – 3 (CJ3) of Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg; and Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff, Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army, and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command. His last Military assignment was as Commander, United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Hodges currently holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis.
Ben graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned in the Infantry.