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 third briefing in the 4-part series will be
December 5 at 4 pm
Heritage Ranch Country Club
465 Scenic Ranch Circle, McKinney, TX.


Our first briefing, on the Asia-Pacific region, featured Admiral Pat Walsh, former Commander Pacific Fleet. A video of presentation is available here.  

Our second briefing covered the Middle East, with speakers Ambassador Jim Smith and former CIA Station Chief Steve Slick. You can see pictures of the event here and the video here

The third briefing in the 4-part series will be December 5 at 4 pm at the Heritage Ranch Country Club, 465 Scenic Ranch Circle, McKinney, TX. The discussion will cover Europe and Russia, areas of the world which occupied our full attention from the end of World War II until the end of the Cold War in 1991, but which have since been overshadowed by the war on terrorism and more lately, China. Nevertheless, Russia is still seen by a majority of Americans as our #1 existential threat and other European regions present a range of a range of military, economic, political and cultural challenges which have the potential to flare up at any time.  

Our discussion will feature two speakers with broad experience in the area.

General Tom Hobbins, USAF (Ret)
Lt Gen Steve Shepro, USAF (Ret)

General Tom Hobbins (USAF, ret) served in the US Air Force for 38 years, and has over 5000 flying hours in the F-15C, F-15E and A-10. He commanded at the squadron, wing and numbered air force level and held a number of key staff positions including Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. In his last assignment, he was Commander, US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and Commander, NATO Air Component Command, in which position he was responsible for all US air force operations in Europe. During his tour as USAFE Commander, he became one of the only four-star US generals to be invited to fly front-line Russian fighter aircraft. General Hobbins currently consults for and advises a number of defense-related businesses.

Lieutenant General Steve Shepro (USAF, ret) is currently Vice President, Global Business Development for Fixed-Wing Aircraft, Boeing Defense. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Olmsted Foundation, is a Teaching Fellow at SMU’s Tower Center of International Affairs and Public Policy, is a Senior Mentor of the NATO Defense College, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. General Shepro served in the US Air Force for 35 years and commanded multiple operational wings, groups and squadrons. In his last assignment, served as 21st Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, the most senior military structure in the Alliance that defends almost one billion citizens with over half the world’s gross domestic product and defense budget. 


Registration

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Registration opens on Nov 1

We expect this meeting to be sold out!

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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