Ted Behncke


Ted Behncke is a Wisconsin native growing up in a farm community in southwestern Wisconsin.  He entered the U.S. Army immediately following high school and became a commissioned officer in 1985. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2007 after 30 years of service.  During that time he served in varied operational, training, and executive positions including:  Intelligence and Systems Trainer at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Operations Officer for the Army Training and Leader Development Panel,  Executive Officer for several organizations where  units consistently ranked in the top two organizations in the country in the quality and number of recruitments.   He was awarded Legion of Merit for service in 2007. Ted joined the St. Coletta family in 2008 and has served in several positions while at St. Coletta. He became Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2012 and then was named President in 2015.  He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and a Master’s of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.  Additionally, he is a graduate of the Post Graduate Intelligence Program, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, DC, and the Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Ted and his wife Rose reside in Jefferson, Wisconsin, have raised 3 sons and have four grandchildren.