Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. has always been a place of compromise. Born as the beating heart of American democracy, D.C. has long been a symbol of what we can achieve when we come together, and what can go wrong when division takes the place of connectedness in our communities.

The D.C. Brickyard is led by Ben Bain.

Chapter Leaders

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Chapter Leader

Ben Bain

Brickyard Captain
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Ben Bain is a Director for Research and Analysis at the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP), a non-partisan initiative making recommendations to strengthen America’s long-term global competitiveness. Ben previously held roles at Booz Allen Hamilton, the Department of Defense, the XPRIZE Foundation, the U.S. Army, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.

Chapter Leader

Trey Lackey

Brickyard Leader
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Trey joined Mars as the Chief Security Officer in October 2020 and is based at Corporate Headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Prior to joining Mars, Trey was an executive at Crumpton Group, a boutique security and intelligence consulting firm dedicated to assisting clients in the energy, manufacturing, finance, law, and technology sectors.

Trey started his professional career as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he served in the 8th and 6th Marine Regiments, with deployments throughout East Asia and Latin America. After completing his military service, Trey joined the Central Intelligence Agency where he spent the vast majority of his 25-year career overseas in Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East. While stateside, Trey served at the White House, the FBI, and CIA Headquarters.

​​​​​​​Trey serves on the board of Hostage US, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of American hostages and their families. Trey is also a Director for G2K Labs, a Virginia-based technology company.

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By signing up for the Washington, D.C Brickyard, you’ll be added to a list of members who will be invited to MPU events. These events are centered around service, leadership, and civics. No matter what, you can expect good food and good conversation at every MPU event.