Mr. Richard E. (Reb) Benson is from Virginia and lives in the Palo Alto Village. Mr. Benson retired from Air Force Civil Service as a GS-15 in February 2018 after 11 years of negotiating and implementing international arms control treaties and agreements.
In addition, Mr. Benson is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 23 years of distinguished service in space and missile operations, serving as crew commander, staff officer and strategic planner. He commanded a Recruiting Squadron and served in a variety of staff assignments for Strategic Air Command and Headquarters, Air Force.
Mr. Benson was also a Program Manager and Senior Analyst for Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He is currently an SAIC Senior Consultant plus a Golf Ambassador at The Villages Tierra Del Sol golf course. Reb enjoys playing golf and flying radio-controlled airplanes. He is a Deacon at First Baptist Church at The Villages.