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MEMBERS ONLY – Lunch w/Gen. Ray

March 27 @ 11:45 am 1:00 pm America/Dallas

Please join BENS for a luncheon with BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.).  General Ray assumed his new role on September 1, 2023, and is looking forward to this opportunity to share the new Roadmap for the organization.  The BENS Roadmap acknowledges there is unprecedented complexity in today’s global security environment.  The US Military, an institution whose capacity has not been updated since the 1990s, is transitioning from a War on Terror to existential competition with autocratic regimes intent on revising the world order. Economic, technological, and geopolitical issues are hard at play.  BENS has a unique opportunity to fill this critical need at the right time in history… Our expertise is in demand.  General Ray will discuss this and answer questions about recent events and the state of our national defense.

General Tim Ray, USAF (Ret.) most recently served as Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. Concurrently, he served as the Commander of Air Forces Strategic-Air, United States Strategic Command, with a focus on strategy and operational excellence. He served as a member of the Air Force’s “Corporate Board” team of senior leaders, shaping future force structure, modernization, and budget priorities for the United States Air Force. In his last position in the Air Force, General Ray led the nation’s Air Force Strategic Strike forces in daily operations in support of national objectives globally. He directed modernization efforts for command and control, aircraft, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), infrastructure and support equipment. Prior, General Ray served as the Deputy Command, US European Command where he was the Deputy Commander for all US Joint Forces in Europe. He was responsible for joint, combined operations, planning and exercises to ensure US and coalition military readiness and regional stability all during Russian efforts to destabilize Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. Earlier in his career General Ray was the Deputy Director of Fighter, Bomber, and Weapon Programs to the Air Force Assistant Secretary of Acquisition. General Ray holds a Master of Science degree in Aviation Sciences and Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach Florida and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Factors Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and is a Distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College. General Ray’s complete bio is here.

200 Crescent Ct # 17
Dallas, TX 75201
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Cost: $60




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Crescent Club of Dallas
200 Crescent Ct # 17
Dallas, TX 75201

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