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 42: Jim Hake

In this episode of "Building the Base," hosts Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts welcome Jim Hake, the founder of Spirit...

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


Countering Human Trafficking (San Antonio)

Please join BENS members and guests Wednesday, March 6th, at Club Giraud for a luncheon discussion on countering human trafficking...

Countering Human Trafficking (Houston)

Please join BENS members and guests Thursday, March 7th, at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa for a luncheon discussion...
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Discussion with Hiring Our Heroes

Since 2011, Hiring Our Heroes | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has worked to create meaningful employment opportunities for transitional...

Past Events


AUKUS Discussion (Dallas)

Please join BENS members and guests in the Garden Room of Hotel Crescent Court on Wednesday, February 21st, for a...
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Discussion with Heino Klinck

Please join BENS NY for a luncheon conversation on Great Power Competition with China led by Heino Klinck, Former Deputy...
BDO Winter 2024 REVDate

Winter BENS Dining Out

Please join us for our second BENS Dining Out (BDO) and another wonderful evening with Salvatore. I hope you and...