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

A Conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives

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

Join BENS DC for an in-person conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives. Walker was sworn in as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives on April 26, 2021. He is the thirty-eighth person to hold this post since the House of Representatives first met in…

Debrief: Davos 2022 World Economic Forum w/Don Harkleroad

The Buckhead Club 3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia

BENS SE Member Don Harkleroad will once again provide us with a debrief from this years Davos World Economic Forum which took place 22-26 May 2022. This debrief will occur Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Buckhead Club (3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 2600, Atlanta, GA 30326). In an…


Houston Luncheon with General John Raymond, USSF

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

BENS Texas hosts General John W. "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, for luncheon discussion on the Space Force.

A Conversation with LtGen Gregg Olson, Director, U.S. Marine Corps

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

BENS DC hosts Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director of the Marine Corps on August 24th. LtGen Olson grew up in Cumberland, RI, Montreal, Quebec, and Westlake Village, CA, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1985. An infantry officer, LtGen Olson has an additional Military Occupational Specialty as an embarkation officer. LtGen…

Dinner Discussion with Leaders of the U.S. Air Force Research Lab

The Chicago Club 81 E. Van Buren St., Chicago, Illinois

BENS Chicago hosts a small dinner discussion with U.S. Air Force guests, Mr. Timothy Sakulich, USAF Research Lab Executive Director, and Brigadier General (Dr.) John Andrus, USAF, 711 Human Performance Wing Commander on Thursday, August 25th at 6:00pm. The evening’s conversation will highlight U.S. force modernization through warfighting technologies in air, space and cyberspace. With…

Luncheon Discussion on the Abraham Accords

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

BENS Texas hosts a Dallas luncheon discussion on the Abraham Accords and a discussion of the Middle East with Robert Greenway, President and Executive Director of the Abraham Accords Peace Institute. Robert previously served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council’s Middle Eastern and North African Affairs…


BENS Southeast Fall Dining Out

57th Fighter Group Restaurant 3829 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, Georgia

Please join us for a BENS Southeast dinner event for an evening of reconnecting and fellowshipping! Save the Date: More details and an official invitation with registration link will be sent out soon.

Virtual Breakthrough Energy Presentation


A forward-leaning conversation on U.S. energy security with experts from the clean energy accelerator, Breakthrough Energy. Founded by Bill Gates, Breakthrough Energy is transforming how the world considers, invests, and scales energy projects around the world. Affiliated experts Trevor Houser and John Larsen, who are also partners with the consulting firm Rhodium Group, will be…


Discussion with James D. Rodriguez, U.S. DOL Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development

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

BENS DC will host a conversation on Wednesday, September 21 as we host Mr. James D. Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Labor's Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development. In this conversation, we will explore the growing workforce development challenges, and insights and best practices of the Department of Labor for our…

BENS Southeast Luncheon and Discussion with VADM Mary Jackson, USN (RET.)

The Buckhead Club 3344 Peachtree Rd NE #2600 Atlanta, GA 30326

Mary will join BENS for lunch and a discussion and Q&A on “The Navy’s Shore Enterprise, Leadership, and Risk.” After a storied career, Mary has had many different experiences which led to her success as a senior naval officer and she has graciously offered to share some of those insights with us!