Lieutenant Colonel Christina Bembenek

Branch Chief for U.S. Central Command’s Operational Assessments Group

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Lieutenant Colonel Christina Bembenek is the Branch Chief for U.S. Central Command’s Operational Assessments Group. She has served with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, 525 Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, and 1st Infantry Division on multiple overseas deployments to Iraq and Kosovo. As an Olmsted scholar and fluent Arabic speaker, she studied International Politics at University Muhammad V in Rabat, Morocco and completed a research project on Saudi Arabia’s counter-radicalization program. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

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