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Event Recap – May 20, 2024

BENS NY members recently spoke with FBI NY Field Office’s Assistant Director in Charge, James Smith, and key members of his team. The group discussed a wide range of national security…

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Event Recap – May 13, 2024

On May 2nd General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. USMC (Ret.), former CENTCOM Commander joined BENS Boston members for a discussion on the Middle East. General McKenzie gave an in-depth overview of where the…

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Event Recap – May 6, 2024

This week, a delegation from BENS had the opportunity to visit Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Air Station New River in North Carolina. The group was graciously hosted by leadership from Marine Corps…

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Event Recap – April 22, 2024

Last week, the 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center welcomed a delegation from BENS. During their visit, the delegation received briefings on the center’s history and operational missions.…

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Event Recap – April 15, 2024

On Tuesday, April 9th members Jermon Bafaty and Justin Freeh from BENS joined the Strategic Leaders International Course (SLIC), a 4-week program by USSOCOM for emerging leaders from allied nations. Alongside discussions on U.S. leadership…

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Event Recap – April 8, 2024

General Tim Ray, President and CEO of BENS, delivered a keynote address at the Motorola Global Headquarters in Chicago. Kicking off the event, Greg Brown, President and CEO of Motorola and…

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Event Recap – April 1, 2024

Rhonda Casper, Chief People Officer at NetCentrics, moderated a lively debate at the BENS Washington, DC office. The roundtable, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hiring Our Heroes,…

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Event Recap – March 25, 2024

Last week, General Ray led a BENS delegation to the Army Letterkenny Depot (LEAD) in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. During the visit, they discussed leveraging public-private partnerships to optimize surplus manufacturing capacity, prepare the…

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Event Recap – March 18, 2024

On Monday, March 11th, General Tim Ray,President & CEO of BENS, hosted the delegation from the BENS visit to AFRICOM, Benin & Cote d’Ivoire. The purpose was to provide a debrief of…

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Event Recap – March 4, 2024

On Wednesday, February 28th, BENS Board Member and Co-Founder of Principal to Principal, Kristi Rogers, convened a half-day roundtable at BENS’ headquarters. The session focused on the increasing demand for critical minerals…