Benjamin Tupper served in Afghanistan with Task Force Phoenix in 2006 and 2007, as an Embedded Training Team Infantry Company Mentor. He retired as a Major after 21 years of Army and Army National Guard Service in 2015. He authored two books about his experiences working alongside Afghan and American soldiers, Greetings from Afghanistan, Send More Ammo (Penguin, 2010), and Dudes of War (Epigraph, 2011). He is a dual graduate of Syracuse University (BA Political Science and a Maters in Public Administration). He is the owner and executive of Tupper Property Management, a large real estate portfolio which provides housing to over 450 Syracuse University students.