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Mr. Rod Benson

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Rod BensonRoderick “Rod” Benson is the Chief Operations Officer at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. He has nearly 30 years combined military, DA civilian and private sector leadership experience.

Born in Birmingham, AL, he attended West Blocton High in West Blocton, AL and later graduated from Flint Northern High, in Flint, Michigan in 1990. In 1991 he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory school in Colorado Springs. He later accepted a Congressional Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. Upon graduation in 1996 he served as a Navy Pilot and was later re-designated to Aerospace Maintenance Duty in 2000. While in the Navy he served in numerous leadership capacities as an Air Department Officer onboard CVN-72, Maintenance Officer with HS-4 and Assistant AIMD Officer at, NAS Corpus Christi before transitioning in 2002. He has served in various campaigns: Haiti, Operation Southern Watch, Northern Edge and Iraqi Freedom; while earning 3 Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and 3 National Defense Service Medals.

After leaving the military, he accepted a position at Safeway as a Maintenance Engineering Supervisor for a start-up plant in Phoenix, Arizona. He was quickly promoted to Plant Engineer and then Operations Manager, while serving in various corporate support positions such as TPM, Lean, World Class Manufacturing and Recruiting. He also served as Store Team Leader for Target Stores Arizona and Maintenance Manager for Tor Minerals. Rod Joined CCAD in 2006 as a Contracting Specialists, moved to Businesses Development in 2008, Division Chief in Components Production in 2009 and Director of Engines Production in 2011. He later transitioned in 2013 to the private sector with Abbott Laboratories where he served as the Director of Engineering Operations for Global Engineering and then Site Director at Anasco P.R within Medical Optics Division before returning to CCAD in January of 2018 as Division Chief in Engine Production, and finally his current position in February of 2019.

Rod possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from the Arizona State W.P. Carey School of Business. He is Level I certified in Contracting and Level III certified in Production, Quality and Manufacturing from the Defense Acquisition University.

Mission statement

  • Provide our Nation the best value for modification, repair, and overhaul of rotary wing components and aircraft to support strategic readiness of the Army. On order, repair forward-deployed aircraft and components worldwide.


  • Mission First, People Always!
  • CCAD must be postured to ensure we are synchronizing aviation assets, materiel support and enterprise resources to ensure SAFETY-QUALITY-ACCURACY in order to meet Army readiness goals.


  • CCAD is postured to meet our Nation’s future requirements in peacetime, surge during war and enable Army Readiness.


Last updated on: 02-Sep-2020