Commissioner Randolph N. Bennett, the son of Alison and Joseph Bennett, was born in St. Kitts, West Indies and was raised on ST. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands since the age of 4. Randolph joined the US Army in 1985 from St. Thomas and retired from the Pentagon in 2007 after 21 years of service at the grade of Chief Warrant Officer Four.
He shares the following significant career assignments:
- 2000 thru 2002: Director of Operation, Cadet Mess, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
- 2002 thru 2003: Logistic Officer, 2nd Infantry Division, US Army South Korea
- 2003 thru 2004: Trained at the corporate headquarters with Marriott-SodexhoUSA, LLC,
- 2004 thru 2007: Logistic Officer, US Army Headquarters, Pentagon, Washington DC.
- 2007 thru 2008: Deputy Director Logistics, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington and Qatar
- 2008 thru 2009: Detailed to Executive Office of the President, Washington DC
- 2009 thru 2010: Division Chief for Program Management, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC.
- 2010 to March, 2015: Office Director, Residential Design and Cultural Heritage, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC
Summary of last duties:
The U.S. Department of State owns or has under long-term lease over 3,500 properties in over 180 countries and 265 diplomatic posts worldwide. Randolph as the RDCH's director had responsibility for all 394 Principle Officer Residences in 180 countries. Presently, among these properties, twenty have been designated as historically, architecturally, or culturally significant.
Randolph is married to Lillian C. Bennett and they have three daughters: Chantel Bennett 26, and twins Kiara Bennett and Kyla Bennett 15.