Benjamin Dufay grew up in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. As a Navy Corpsman he performed duties as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman and Medical Lab Technician serving at Camp Pendleton, CA; Twentynine Palms, CA; Okinawa, Japan; Naval Hospital San Diego and Naval Hospital Great Lakes.
In 2004 Ben commissioned as an Aviation Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army. After completion of Flight School at Fort Rucker, AL, he served in assignments at Fort Carson, CO; Fort Hood, TX and Fort Lewis, WA as a UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot. Additionally Ben served two tours in Iraq, one tour in Afghanistan and one tour in Egypt. In 2015 he completed his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and retired from the Military in February of 2016 as a Chief Warrant Officer Three. Ben currently lives in Olympia, WA with his wife Alicia and their two daughters.