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In Austin, Texas, former SOCOM Deputy Commander VADM Tim Szymanski, USN (Ret.), addressed BENS members and their guests on the impact of 20 years of constant war on special forces (SOF). Admiral Szymanski shared that SOF’s resourcefulness and creativity was on full display during those 20 years but came at a cost of each force’s unique skills and of training for near peer warfare. One very interesting observation he shared was that everyone serving today below O-5 and E-9 only knows service while fighting the global war on terror. Like the total force, SOF has pivoted to a greater emphasis on near peer warfare.

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Event Recap – April 15, 2024

On Tuesday, April 9th members Jermon Bafaty and Justin Freeh from BENS joined the Strategic Leaders International Course (SLIC), a 4-week program by USSOCOM for emerging leaders from allied nations. Alongside discussions on U.S. leadership…

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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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