Mr. William “Bill” Bennett joined the Eisenhower School as the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Chair in June 2017. He serves as Assistant Professor in the Defense, Strategy, Acquisition, and Resourcing Department teaching Defense Strategy, Supply Chain Management, and the Transportation Industry Study. He is a career civil servant with over 28 years of logistics leadership experience. Bill spent the last 17 years as DLA’s principal liaison to U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), and as Deputy Commander of DLA’s Regional Command for the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility. Bill began his professional career as a production manager in the private sector. He entered government service through the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Supply Management Intern Program. Upon graduation from intern training he held a series of progressive assignments (i.e., inventory manager, supply systems analyst, team leader, and section chief) with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama. He then served with the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR), Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Heidelberg Germany. His assignments with USAREUR included Chief of the Army Supply Systems Branch.
Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Logistics Management) from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree in Management (Acquisition and Contracting) from Florida Institute of Technology. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.