10th Annual Greater Cincinnati Green Beret Reception

September 8, 2024 - 5:30 pm

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Cincinnati,

10th Annual Greater Cincinnati Green Beret Reception

We invite you to attend the 10th Annual Green Beret Reception on September 8, 2024, from 5:30 - 9:30 PM. The dinner reception will be held at the historic Netherlands Hilton Hotel in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The evening will include a bourbon tasting sponsored by Buffalo Trace Distillery, silent and live auctions with many one-of-a-kind items, and a patriotic dinner program. Proceeds from the event benefit the Green Beret Foundation and its mission of support for active duty and retired U.S. Army Green Berets and their families. Be part of a great evening and lend your patriotic support for this noble charity. Attendance is open to the public for a donation of $100 per person. Sponsorships are available for reserved seating. Seating is limited to 450. Attire is business semi formal. Thanks to the generosity of remarkable Tristate corporate sponsors, donors, and incredible volunteers we will commemorate the past nine years of raising over 3.2 million dollars for the Green Beret Foundation and reaching a milestone of 3.5 million at the end of the 2024 events. We look forward to seeing you on September 8th.


Jim and Fran Wesseling

Cincinnati Green Beret Classic Event Founders

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Guest Speaker

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Scott Mann

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Scott Mann is a former U.S. Army Green Beret with tours all over the world including Colombia, Iraq, and multiple tours in Afghanistan. He is a warrior storyteller and the founder of Rooftop Leadership where he shares the rapport-building skills he learned in Special Forces to help today's leaders make better human connections in high-stakes, low-trust engagements.

Scott is the author of the instant New York Times Best-Seller, Operation Pineapple Express, a third-person narrative detailing the harrowing stories of the veterans, volunteers, and Afghan Allies who navigated the US abandonment of Afghanistan in August of 2021. The Gary Sinise Foundation has also partnered up with Scott to bring his play, Last Out: Elegy of a Green Beret to the legendary theater Steppenwolf, as well as to stages across the country in an effort provide healing to our Veterans and Families of the Fallen, as well as providing insight to our citizens on the personal cost of the longest war in our Nation’s history.

To learn more about Scott’s full body of work, visit

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