After a 30-year Army career in strategy and operations, Brig. Gen. Cosentino currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer at Business Executives for National Security (BENS). Prior to joining BENS in September 2015, he served as the 28th Commandant of the National War College.
Brig. Gen. Cosentino previously served as Deputy Director for Political and Military Affairs, providing military advice to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense; Deputy Commanding General for Regional Support, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan; and Chief of Strategy, Plans, and Assessments for the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq.
MEMRI Board of Directors Chairman Oliver "Buck" Revell, former FBI Executive Assistant Director for Investigations, welcomed Brig.-Gen. Consentino's joining the MEMRI Board of Advisors as a "great honor" for MEMRI, adding: "Brig.-Gen. Cosentino is a tremendous addition to the current membership of former government and military officials on the Board, and with his vast experience in many areas he will surely have a great deal to contribute."
MEMRI Board of Directors Member Amb. Alberto M. Fernandez added: "With his unmatched experience, knowledge, and background, Brig.-Gen. Cosentino will surely enrich our organization and help advance our mission moving into the future."
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