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

Lunch with General David Petraeus

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

Luncheon discussion on the evolution of warfare with GEN David Petraeus USA (Ret.)


SE Holiday Social

Please join us for a festive evening with friends, fellowship, great food, and an open bar. Please bring your significant other and a prospective member. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot! We are pleased to offer this event at no cost thanks to the generosity of a…


Visit to Lockheed Martin Aero Plant

Visit to Lockheed Martin Aero Plant to tour the production line and receive briefings on the F-35. For additional information, please contact Matthew Elias (

Breakfast w/Gen Philip Breedlove

The Buckhead Club 3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Please join us for our first BENS speaker event of 2024. We are honored to have General Philip Breedlove, USAF (Ret.) speak to us on Wednesday, January 17th, 2024 at The Buckhead Club (3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Unit 2600, Atlanta, GA 30326). You won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to hear from the former…


Lunch w/General David Petraeus

The Union League Club 38 East 37th Street, New York, New York, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with retired Army General David Petraeus on the evolution of warfare at the Union League Club on Wednesday, January 24th. General Petraeus recently penned the best-selling book Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to Ukraine with Andrew Roberts. BENS is hosting this event in partnership with the…

$65 – $300

Winter BENS Dining Out

Antica Posta Restaurant 519 E. Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Please join us for our second BENS Dining Out (BDO) and another wonderful evening with Salvatore. I hope you and your spouse/significant other can join us for what promises to be an amazing experience with great food, fellowship, time to catch up and reconnect after the holidays and a great discussion with Salvatore.


Discussion with Heino Klinck

Please join BENS NY for a luncheon conversation on Great Power Competition with China led by Heino Klinck, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia on Wednesday, February 7th. We will especially discuss the outcomes of the Taiwanese general election taking place on January 13th, what those results bode for US/China relations, and…


AUKUS Discussion (Dallas)

Hotel Crescent Court 400 Crescent Court, 17th Floor, Dallas, Texas, United States

Please join BENS members and guests in the Garden Room of Hotel Crescent Court on Wednesday, February 21st, for a luncheon discussion on the AUKUS agreement with the former US Naval Attache to Australia, Captain Matthew Ort, USN (Ret.). AUKUS is an acronym for the trilateral security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the…