The National Defense Briefing Series

The National Defense Security Briefing Series is a program of quarterly discussions on issues and areas of the world where US vital national interests are at stake in the 21st Century. The series is jointly sponsored by the Dallas Chapters of the Navy League, the Air Force Association, the Military Order of the World Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. All discussions are conducted under a non-attribution policy to encourage a candid and open discussion. In addition to providing an opportunity to hear and interact with national security experts, the series will help raise funds to support the charitable work of these organizations. We're pleased to welcome Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union as one of our first sponsors. Please scroll down to the bottom to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

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The second briefing in the 4-part series will be
September 12 at 4 pm
Heritage Ranch Country Club
465 Scenic Ranch Circle, McKinney, TX.

The topic will be the Middle East, a region which presents an increasingly thorny set of strategic challenges to the United States. Our discussion will feature two speakers with broad experience in the area. 

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Ambassador (Brigadier General, ret) Jim Smith was ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2013. Prior to his diplomatic service, Jim served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force as an F-15 pilot and wing commander. He flew combat missions in the Middle East, retiring in 2002. Currently he serves as CEO of Crosswinds Strategic Consulting, focusing on business, education, healthcare and women’s initiatives in the Middle East

Steve Slick is Director of the University of Texas at Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project and clinical professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Before joining the LBJ School, Steve served for 28 years in the CIA’s clandestine services. He served as Chief of Station and representative of the Director of National Intelligence in a Middle Eastern Capital. He was formerly on the staff of the National Security Council


Registration

The first briefing was nearly sold out and we anticipate the second briefing will be completely sold out, so sign up now! The link below will take you to the registration page on the Dallas Navy League, which has graciously volunteered to handle registration and payment. Event tickets include the briefing and discussion, a Q&A period, and a post-event social with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Space is limited, so don’t delay signing up, and please consider the event Patron and Sponsor opportunities, which are a great way to reserve your spot at the table and show your support for these organizations and their charitable work.

Click here to register.

Patron Levels

Event Patron - $1,000
Banner and Recognition on Sponsor Slide
Table for eight with Table Sign
Name or logo on all publicity

Table Patron - $250
Table for eight with Table Sign
Recognition on Sponsor Slide

Individual Patron - $100
Individual Ticket
Recognition on Sponsor Slide

Individual Tickets - $35

Named Sponsorships

Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union is our first sponsor, but we have more opportunities available. Named Sponsorships are a great way to support our veterans organizations and be part of a substantive and informative series. Depending on the level, Sponsorships will include publicity on all advertising and recognition at our events; reserved tables with table signs identifying you or your organization; custom "NDBS Sponsor" polo shirts; and shooting clinics at the Dallas Gun Club, the premier shooting facility in the DFW area. The shooting clinics are conducted by NRA-certified instructor Robert Epstein at the Dallas Gun Club and can be customized to your interest and experience level.

For more information on the program, contact Barry Brown at 972-890-3541. To discuss sponsor opportunities, contact Bob Epstein at 214-406-9812


Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Sponsor - $10,000
Named Sponsor on all program publicity
Recognition at all events
Eight monogrammed "NDBS Sponsor" polo shirts
Two Reserved Tables for eight at all events
Two Defensive Shotgun Clinics for four, plus two Defensive Pistol Clinics for four

General of the Air Force Hap Arnold Sponsor - $5000
Named Sponsor on all program publicity
Recognition at all events
Four monogrammed "NDBS Sponsor" polo shirts
Reserved Table for eight at all events
Two Defensive Shotgun Clinics for four

General Chesty Puller Sponsor - $2500
Named Sponsor on all program publicity
Recognition at all events
Two monogrammed "NDBS Sponsor" polo shirts
Reserved table for eight at all events
Defensive Shotgun Clinic for Four

General John J Pershing Sponsor - $1500
Named Sponsor on all program publicity
Recognition at all events
Two monogrammed "NDBS Sponsor" polo shirts
Reserved table for eight at all events
Defensive Shotgun Clinic for Two

All gun clinics include shooing fees, ammunition, weapons, protective equipment and instruction.

All sponsorships include recognition at all events and in publicity


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