General Norton A. Schwartz

Former Chief of Staff of the USAF (Ret.)
President/CEO Business Executives for National Security (BENS)

General Norton A. Schwartz is the President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), positions he has held since joining the organization in 2013. He oversees a multidisciplinary staff spread out among seven offices across the nation, and advises and executes the organizational strategy set out by BENS’ Board of Directors and the over 450 members who are dedicated to improving our national security.

General Schwartz took the helm at BENS following a long and prestigious career of service and senior leadership spanning over four decades. From 2008 to 2012, he served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 680,000 uniformed and civilian forces in the U. S. and overseas. In addition, as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he functioned as a military adviser to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.