Littoral Solutions provides national and international security consulting services in the areas of strategic concept develoment and force structure for littoral security in all domains. His writings on national security strategy and policy and force structure appear in various publications. 

Co-Founder, The Littoral Operations Center Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Established and conducted the International series of Littoral OpTech Workshops: Stockholm, Tokyo, Cartagena, Halifax, Chania. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPNJTp9t2uY ]


  • Senior Fellow Center for Strategic and International Studies: Russia and Eurasia Program
  • Member Eurasia Initiative Advisory Council CSIS
  • Former National Intelligence Associate
  • Co-Author: "Mesh Networks in the Littorals" (USNI On-Line May 2016) Bordetsky, Benson, Hughes
  • Author: "Orgainizzazione Qualita' Totale E Forze Armate" (Osservatorio Dell'I.G.M.:Instituto Di Guerra Marittima Raccolta 21 Febbraio 1991)
  • Author: "Cap-sizing" USNI Proceedings Dec 1998
  • Author: Formative and Operative Engagement (THE GLOBAL CENTURY - NDU Press)
  • Author: The MAGAI Construct and The Key to Success in Afghanistan (conceptual underpinning of the New Silk Road Policies
  • Co-Author: "Hiding Comms in Plain Sight" AFCEA SIGNAL MAGAZINE June 2016
  • Co-Author: "The Key to Success in Afghanistan, a modern silk road strategy" John Hopkins SAIS Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program May 2010
  • Graduate, Scoula di Guerra Marittima Livorno Italy Senior Staff Course
  • Business Stabilization Task Force (Iraq) 2007
  • Co-Producer critically acclaimed feature length film GENERATION P

Black Sea Panel at the 2007 Economic Foum Krynica, Poland: Mr. Jim Bergeron COMAVEUR, Mr. Steven Larrabee RAND Corp, Mr. Stephen Benson Littoral Solutions Inc / CSIS, Gen Mihail Ionescu IPSDMH, Amb Steven Pifer CSIS
2018 Economic Forum Kryniza Poland
Moderator: Gregory Melcher, Chief Operations Officer, Centre for the Study of New Generation Warfare, 
  • Oleg Barna, Deputy, Supreme Council, Ukraine 
  • Stephen Benson, Saab-PM Littoral Operations Center, NPS
  • Iulian Berdila, Head of the Strategic Planning Directorate, Romanian Defence Staff
  • Phillip Petersen, President, Centre for the Study of New Generation Warfare