Christopher Bencal is the Vice President, Business Development of National Security at Battelle Memorial Institute. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Business Development Executive for Advanced Technology Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems and as a Management Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, providing technical advisory services to US Special Operations Command & US Central Command in Tampa, Florida.
Bencal was a career naval officer and designated acquisition professional who served 20 years on active duty as a naval aviator and joint specialty officer. During his service, he deployed around the world with multiple assignments in the Middle East, Europe and South America. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, and multiple Navy Commendation and Achievement Medals. He retired from the US Navy/US Special Operations Command in August 2006 with the rank of Commander.
Bencal holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the United States Naval Academy and a master’s degree in national security from the Naval War College. He serves on the Executive Board of the National Defense Industry Association New England Chapter.