Command Sergeant Major Ben W. Dojaquez was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in the small town of Sonoita, Arizona. Dojaquez joined the Army as a senior in high school, shipped to One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on August 2, 2000, where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 19K, Armor Crewmember.
Dojaquez’s assignments include A Co 1-35 Armor, Baumholder, Germany; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Tempe Recruiting Company, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion; North Bay Recruiting Company, Sacramento Recruiting Battalion; XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fayetteville Recruiting Company, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion; Phoenix Central Recruiting Company, Phoenix Recruiting Battalion; and Denver Recruiting Battalion.
Dojaquez's duty positions throughout his career include: tank crewmember; section sergeant, recruiter in Superstition Springs Recruiting Station; Chandler Recruiting Station Commander, Phoenix Battalion Master Trainer, Santa Rosa Recruiting Station Commander, Outreach NCO, Fayetteville Army Recruiting Company First Sergeant, Phoenix Central Army Recruiting Company, and Operations CSM of the Denver Recruiting Battalion. Dojaquez deployed in 2000 with A CO 1-35 in support of KFOR Operations in Kosovo, and in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II in 2003.
His military education includes all Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development School courses, Master Resilience Course, Equal Opportunity Course, and Station Commanders Course. He is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 69. Dojaquez has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, a Master of Science in Leadership, and a Master of Defense and Strategic Studies. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Accommodation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7OLC), and the Gold Recruiter Badge (3 Sapphires). Dojaquez is a recipient of the Gold Recruiter Ring, and the Glen E. Morrell Award.
Dojaquez is married to his wife, Sarah, and has five children: Ellie, Madelyn, William, Noah, and Austin.