BG Bienlien is a 1990 graduate of Radford University. During his 28 years of service, BG Bienlien has held command and staff assignments in the 5th Infantry Division, Fort Polk; 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood; 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks; 18th Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg; Human Resources Command; NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation; United States Army Pacific; Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Headquarters Department of the Army, The Pentagon. BG Bienlien completed a tour with industry as a research fellow at the Logistics Management Institute, Washington D.C.
BG Bienlien assumed the duties of the Director, Capabilities Developments, ARCIC, on 26 June 2018. Prior to his assignment to CDD, he served as the Director, Joint and Integration, HQDA G-8.
BG Bienlien is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Marine Corps Staff College; Force Management Course; and the National War College. BG Bienlien holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from Troy State University and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, Washington, DC.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
BG Bienlien is married to CDR Andrea Ragusa, a Naval Aviator. He has son Patrick who is a Field Artillery Officer and a daughter Erika, a Military Police Corps Officer.