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LCC Sep 2017 Luncheon

September Luncheon
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
Begins: 12:00 Noon
Location: Belmont Country Club
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Note: RSVP by Tuesday Sep 5th to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Members and friends of the Loudoun Crime Commission Greetings and welcome back from the summer!

Please don’t miss our first luncheon of the fall which will be held on Friday September 8, 2017. This event falls 3 days before the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States; and as with past September luncheons deals with an aspect of terrorism. The heinous events of 9/11 should never be forgotten, nor would it be prudent to ignore or underestimate the ongoing threats.

As such the Loudoun Crime Commission is extremely pleased to welcome back as our keynote speaker, Mr Luke Bencie, Managing Director of Security Management International, (SMI), an international security consulting firm specializing in a variety of security, intelligence, and counterterrorism matters. Mr Bencie is also the author of 2 nonfiction books on security consulting, and the most very recently published novel The Clandestine Consultant, all of which will be available for sale at the luncheon, and he will be most happy to autograph for attendees.

As many of you may recall, several years ago Mr. Bencie gave us an impressive presentation on Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler.

This time Mr. Bencie's program is entitled “The Ever-Changing Landscape of Terrorist Attacks”

'Sixteen years after the attacks of September 11th, 2001, security threats have evolved to become even more complex and volatile.  Terrorist attacks in the Western World, as well as military interventions against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, have become the new normal.  In the shadows of those conflicts, terrorist groups have become more innovative, adaptable and committed to use the latest technologies to kill.  The latest news from Europe and Asia show that their methods are changing.  Drones, high-resolution satellite imagery, social engineering and hacking have become the new tools for terrorists to pursue their objectives.  To combat them, we must understand them and think one step ahead'.

Please don't miss what will be a highly informative and important presentation; one which will detail many of the techniques used by a determined fanatical enemy.  As incidents increase around the world, this type of information is critical to understanding the threat not only for our law enforcement and security partners, but for the general public as well.

About the Speaker: Mr. Luke Bencie


LUKE BENCIE is the Managing Director of Security Management International (SMI) and the author of four books, including the popular “Among Enemies: Counter-Espionage for the Business Traveler.”  Mr. Bencie has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, Fortune 500 companies, as well as foreign governments. He has worked in over 100 countries and has trained thousands of police, intelligence and military officers in the U.S. and abroad in the fields of counterterrorism, counterintelligence and operational surveillance.


Prior to establishing SMI, Mr. Bencie was a senior security consultant for Raytheon Company in the Intelligence and Information Systems Division.  Mr. Bencie previously served on the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Emergency Support Team. In this capacity, he was responsible for immediately responding to terrorist attacks carried out against U.S. targets overseas; subsequently serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and other global hotspots.



The luncheon will be held at the Belmont Country Club (click link for directions) from 12:00 to 2:00 PM on Friday September 8, 2017.  Please RSVP by September 5th by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Doors open at noon for registering and networking, and the meeting starts at 12:30 PM.


The luncheon cost is $25.00 for non-members, $20.00 for members, payable by cash or check at the door. For those wishing to use the convenience, the LCC will also now accept credit cards, at the cost of $26.00 for non-members, $21.00 for members, to cover the bank card fees.


As a reminder luncheons are always the second Friday of the month, except for the months of June, July, August, and December when we do not meet.  Should you have any thoughts about future speakers or topics please don't hesitate to contact me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We look forward to seeing you all at the luncheons.

Richard Claar

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