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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 Executive Director of the University of South Florida’s Global and National Security Institute. Conversation over dinner was wide ranging and we discussed current political military events. The next day, General McKenzie’s remarks were very forward looking on the future of warfare.

BENS NY members welcomed Major General John Olson, the mobilization assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, last week. They discussed the Space Force, data, and artificial intelligence.

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BENS Board Member, Denis Bovin

BENS Board member Denis Bovin has joined SHIELD’s National Security Advisory Board as a Senior Advisor. SHIELD is run by Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, Raj Shah, a California Member.

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BENS President & CEO, General Ray

BENS President & CEO, General Ray will be a keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Hemispheric Security Conference, The Hemispheric Security Conference (HSC) is an annual conference held where experts from academia, governmental…

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