Benjamin Pankow

Credentials: Major, Special Forces

Position title: Assistant Professor of Military Science


Phone: 920-979-9437

MAJ Pankow graduated from The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in 2008 and was commissioned through ROTC as a Chemical Officer.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in African Studies.

MAJ Pankow’s past assignments include: Decontamination Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader, and Company Executing Officer for the 63rd Chemical Company at Fort Campbell, KY.  He served as a Detachment Commander, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer and Company Executive Officer within 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Carson, CO. CPT Pankow currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Military Science within the University of Wisconsin – Madison ROTC program.

MAJ Pankow’s military education includes: Chemical Basic Officer Leaders Course (CMBOLC), Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course (MCCC), the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Special Forces Sniper Course.

MAJ Pankow is married to the former Kirsten Decker from Fond du Lac, WI. They have five children and live in Deerfield, WI.