BENS hosts a wide variety of in-person and virtual events. Most events are only open to members.

Discussion w/Vice Admiral Kevin Lunday

Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with Vice Adm. Kevin E. Lunday, US Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander. We will discuss the Coast Guard’s strategic priorities and how they play out daily in the Atlantic Area, which oversees the transit of 58% of imports and 82% of total US maritime commerce through its ports. Vice…

$75 – $500

Lunch w/Hamlet Yousef – San Antonio

Club Giraud 707 N. St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas, United States

Luncheon discussion on Iran with Iranian American and former national security official Hamlet Yousef


Tampa Fall BENS Dining Out

The Tampa Club 101 E Kennedy Blvd, #4200, Tampa, Florida, United States

Please join us for our first BENS SE Tampa Fall BENS Dining Out (BDO) for an evening of great food and fellowship at The Tampa Club (101 E Kennedy Blvd, #4200, Tampa, FL 33602). You and your spouse/significant other are cordially invited to this exciting event! Since space is limited, please RSVP as soon as…


Discussion w/Hamlet Yousef – Houston

Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa 111 North Post Oak Ln, Houston, Texas, United States

Luncheon discussion on Iran with Iranian American and former national security official Hamlet Yousef


Breakfast Conversation with BENS CEO, General Timothy Ray

BENS National Office 1030 15th St NW, Suite 200 East, Washington, DC, United States

Please join BENS for a breakfast conversation with BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on Wednesday, October 18 at the BENS National Office. This will be an opportunity for DC Metro members to meet with and hear directly from General Ray. General Tim Ray, USAF (Ret.) is a highly decorated, retired…


Visit to the GA National Guard HQ

BENS SE has been given a unique opportunity that I hope you will be able to join us for. On Wednesday, October 18th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, at the Clay National Guard Center (1000 Halsey Ave., Marietta, GA 30060), BENS SE will tour the facility, speak with the Georgia National Guard (GANG) leadership…

Discussion with Major General Gregg Martin, USA (Ret.)

Virtual - Microsoft Teams

.). Maj. Gen. Martin will discuss his new book BIPOLAR GENERAL: My Forever War with Mental Illness. Maj. Gen. Gregg F. Martin, PhD, USA (Ret.), served on active duty for thirty-six years and commanded an engineer company, battalion, and the 130th Engineer Brigade in combat during the first year of the Iraq War. General Martin…


Eisenhower Award Dinner

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Ave at 112th Street, New York, New York

2023 Fall Eisenhower Award Gala honoring General Bryan P. Fenton, USA, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and Glenn H. Hutchins, Chairman of North Island. 6:30 pm Cocktails | 7:30 pm Dinner Black Tie Preferred For questions, contact

Discussion w/ Martin K. A. Martin

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

Luncheon discussion with historian Martin K. A. Morgan on Operation Torch, the US invasion of North Africa