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Event Recaps – May 21, 2023

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Director Kelly McKeague briefed members of the BENS Washington D.C. on the agency mission, challenges, opportunities and the importance of partnerships at a “Coffee Chat” on…

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Event Recaps – May 14, 2023

BENS NY members recently attended the Marine Innovation Unit’s activation ceremony in Newburgh, NY. David Bonfili moderated one of the discussion panels focused on transferring technology between private and public sectors. Dan…

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Event Recaps – May 07, 2023

New York and Washington, DC BENS members recently joined the Customs and Border Patrol New York Field Office and New York Police Department Intelligence Bureau for discussions on their use…

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Programs Corner – Wargaming Experience

Members participated this week in a wargame created by the Naval War College, CSIS, and MIT, simulating a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Featured several months ago by the Wall Street…

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Event Recaps – April 30, 2023

BENS Texas hosted former CENTCOM Commander General Frank McKenzie, USMC (Ret.) for dinner and luncheon. Since retiring last year after 42 years of service, General McKenzie has served as the…

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Event Recaps – April 23, 2023

On Friday, April 14th, The Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard, Major General Rich Neely, briefed BENS Chicago on the latest news out of Springfield, IL. The conversation ranged from…

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Event Recaps – April 16, 2023

On Tuesday April 4th, Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, U.S. Army (Ret.), BENS’ Chief Operating Officer, hosted General Gary M. Brito (USA), Commanding General of United States Army Training and Doctrine (TRADOC) to…

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Event Recaps – April 09, 2023

BENS New York members recently engaged with Lt. Gen. David Bellon in an important conversation about Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces South contributions to the Commandant’s Force Design 2030.…

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Event Recaps – April 02, 2023

On Thursday, March 30th, Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, U.S. Army (Ret.), BENS’ Chief Operating Officer, hosted a member discussion with Mr. Joe Bryan, Chief Sustainability Officer & Senior Advisor to the…

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Event Recaps – March 26, 2023

A select BENS Member delegation traveled to Norfolk, Virginia as guests of US Navy’s Fleet Forces Command. Our Members visited a variety of shipyards and drydocks and attended a series…