Lt. Gen. William J. (Bill) Bender

Lt. Gen. William J. (Bill) Bender
SVP, Strategic Account and Government Relations, Leidos, Inc.

Last Updated: 09/13/2017

Executive Summary

Lt. Gen. William Bender is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Account and Government Relations at Leidos, since September 2017. General Bender most recently served as Chief Information Officer for the United States Air Force (USAF), where he was responsible for 50,000 cyber operations and supp

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Bender has received the following Awards and Decorations:
    - Distinguished Service Medal
    - Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
    - Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
    - Defense Meritorious Servic

Current Focus

  • New Role: In September 2017, General Bender joined Leidos as Senior Vice President of Strategic Account and Government Relations. In his role, General Bender is responsible for str

Biographical Highlights

  • Bender earned his BE Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College in 1983 and a MBA in Aviation Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide in 1989.
  • He also completed his Master of Arts degree in

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Member, Air Force Steering Group, RAND Corporation
  • Member, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

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