LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS — Craig R. Bender, on Nov. 1, was promoted in the U.S. Army from the rank of major to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Bender has served in the Army for nearly 17 years, including deployments to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He continues to serve with the Mission Command Center of Excellence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
During Bender’s time as a captain, he met his wife, Karen. They now have three children – Logan Elizabeth, Zachary, and Jacob.
Bender is a 1994 graduate of Eaton High School.