Bringing Business Expertise to Keep America Safe

We match the best talent in business together with senior national security leaders to apply best practices and cutting-edge ideas to solve some of the Nation's most complex and pressing national security challenges.

Who We Are

We are a nationwide network of elite business leaders who are united in the belief that private-sector expertise can assist the national security enterprise to ensure that the United States remains secure.  We are a trusted nonpartisan nonprofit with 40 years of experience bringing pro-bono private-sector executive talent to partner with the government’s national security agencies.

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In-depth series featuring business and national security experts providing an insider’s perspective on today’s most vexing challenges facing our nation’s security.

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Building the Base Episode 35: Katherine Boyle

In this week's episode of Building the Base, hosts Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts are joined by Katherine Boyle from...

BENS President and CEO, General Votel (Ret.) interviews BENS members for insights on national security trends and highlights public-private cooperation to solve security challenges.

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Episode 22: Stephanie Chung

In Episode 22 of “5 Questions with the CEO,” General Joe Votel talks with trendsetting aviation executive and BENS member,...


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Upcoming Events


Discussion w/MG Jeff Schloesser

CANCELLED Due to a change in MG Schoesser's schedule, this event has been cancelled. Please contact Matthew Elias with any...
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Members Only – Lunch w/General Ray

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with incoming BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on...

Fall BENS Dining Out

Please join us for our annual BENS SE Fall BENS Dining Out (BDO) for an evening of great food and...

Past Events


Luncheon Discussion w/Tom Cosentino


Trade – National Security Developments to Counter a Changing World Order

Please join BENS Member, Olga Torres, Founder and Managing Member, Torres Trade Law for an important conversation with The Honorable Alan...

Luncheon Discussion w/Major Gen. Julian Cheater, USAF

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with Major Gen. Julian C. Cheater, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of the Air...