Military / Veterans / Patriotism Keynote Speakers
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Military, Veterans and Patriotism keynote speakers exude duty, loyalty, honor and service to one's country above all else.
Business Experts on Flawless Execution
We believe Elite Military professionals’ experience with execution, leadership, communication, teamwork & discipline empower individuals, teams and organizations to optimize performance while pursuing and achieving a culture of excellence.Afterburner’s keynotes, team building seminars and training programs utilize the Flawless Execution methodology to attain that objective - Flawless Execution!
Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author, It's Your Ship
Mike Abrashoff took command of the Navy’s near-worst performing ship. In twelve months it became the Navy’s best ship – using the same crew. “I created a culture where people felt safe, empowered, and supported. My crew did the rest.” Mike’s book, It’s Your Ship, sold over 1 million copies.
Astronaut, Motivational Speaker, Author, STEM / STEAM Education Advocate
The lessons he learned, compiled through years of training –including winter survival, aquanaut and spaceflight readiness training—and 167 days living and working in the vacuum of outer space, can become your lessons – leading you to stronger leadership, enhanced teamwork and your own legacy of “mission success.”
Captain Chad Fleming
Retired U.S. Army Captain, Highly Decorated War Hero, Amputee
Captain Fleming has been deployed overseas six times with the U.S. Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his TEN deployments overseas Captain Fleming has been wounded in combat on THREE separate occasions (Gun shot wounds and hand grenades).
Professional Keynote Speaker on Leadership & Trust | USAF Command Pilot | USAF Instructor
Jason Harris is a motivational speaker, consultant, and certified character coach who values dedication, service and excellence. As a decorated combat veteran, Jason brings unique perspectives gained from his battlefield experience to your organization, empowering you to unleash the untapped potential of your employees.
Retired Astronaut & Business Man
Jose Hernandez's talk is an effective motivational talk where individuals leave so inspired, they re-evaluate and upgrade their personal and professional goals in life. He shares a simple yet effective recipe that serves as an effective tool in the empowerment process.
Commander Mary Kelly
Renowned Economist and Leadership Expert
Mary Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (retired) is a nationally recognized and renowned economist and leadership expert specializing in improving business efficiency and maximizing available resources.
Thomas A. Kolditz
Retired Brigadier General, Author, and Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders
Thomas Kolditz is a leadership expert, retired Brigadier General, author, and Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. He weaves his personal experiences and abilities as a soldier, skydiver, and scholar into the first-hand study, analysis, and practice of leadership in dangerous circumstances
First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in North America
World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot, Flew Missions Worldwide as a Combat-Mission-Ready United States Aircraft Carrier Navy Pilot; appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, TIME Magazine, Huffington Post, Author of Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck (2014)
Negotiator, Author, Consultant
Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location of Saddam Hussein. Eric is a consultant and author, he delivers empathy based listening as the number one tool for building trust and maximizing influence in all areas of life.
Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.)
First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander and White House Fellow & Adviser
Nicole Malachowski had a dream: Become an Air Force fighter pilot. She achieved that
and more. The first-ever woman on the elite Thunderbirds, Nicole brings audiences profound lessons on leadership, change, trust, culture, and overcoming the odds based her 21-year career and the tickborne illness that cruelly ended it.
Alden M. Mills
Former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander, Inc 500 CEO and Author of Be Unstoppable
Against all odds, ALDEN MILLS conquered asthma to accomplish extraordinary things: Nationally-ranked rower, a 3-time Navy SEAL platoon commander, CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in America, and author of Be Unstoppable. In doing it all, Alden failed more times than he succeeded.
Mildred D Muhammad
Award-Winning Global Keynote Speaker, Domestic Abuse Survivor, Author, Advocate
Mildred speaks on a national & international platform to discuss her life of terror, abuse and heartache, as the ex-wife of the DC Sniper, all while promoting Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention.
An American Hero and Survivor
Scott O’Grady is a former United States Air Force Captain and Air Force fighter pilot who gained prominence after the June 2, 1995 Mrkonjic Grad incident, in which he ejected over Bosnia when his F-16C was shot down by a Bosnian Serb SA-6 while he was patrolling the no-fly zone.
General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.)
Sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Peter Pace retired after more than 40 years of service in the United States Marine Corps. He was sixteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served as principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Take The Limits Off, LLC
Mel Parker is the best-selling author of The Parker Principles: 10 Leadership Force Multipliers and is a highly sought after Educator and Motivational Speaker. Mel has conducted dozens of seminars, training sessions and keynotes in the areas of leadership, trust, culture, productivity and success.
Captain J. Charles Plumb USNR, (Ret.)
Vietnam Prisoner of War and Author, I'm No Hero
Captain Plumb was shot down over enemy territory on his 75th combat mission, just 5 days before he was scheduled to return home. He ejected from his F-4 phantom jet, parachuted into enemy hands, was taken prisoner, tortured, and survived nearly 6 years in communist prison camps.
Wayne Porter, PhD
CAPT, USN (ret)
Wayne is an internationally recognized strategic futurist who focuses on systemic and science-based perspectives of global trends and America's role in the 21st Century. He is a former Special Assistant for Strategy to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Former Navy SEAL Officer, Author of Orange Wounded Warrior Sign at Bethesda Naval Hospital
Jason Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992 and spent eleven years as an enlisted SEAL. On September 13, 2007, outside of Fallujah, Iraq, Lieutenant Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire and he was severely wounded in the ensuing firefight.
U.S. Paralympic Athlete; Retired U.S. Navy Officer
Brad is blind. As a part of his rehabilitation process Brad returned to the pool, and after a few months of training earned a spot on the US Paralympic National Team for swimming. At the 2012 Paralympics, he competed in seven events, earning two Gold medals and one Silver medal.
Lt. Colonel Kevin Sweeney
Decorated Combat Pilot Turned Fortune 50 Executive
Kevin is the only pilot to have landed a plane successfully with the 2 engines ripped off the left wing during a night combat mission in Desert Storm. He motivates and inspires audiences to have confidence under pressure. He describes how to lead when the heat is on.
Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman
New York Times Bestselling Author, Hall of Fame Speaker
Waldo Waldman is a combat decorated fighter pilot, executive coach, and the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Never Fly Solo. He helps organizations build collaborative cultures of trust, courage and commitment in order to adapt to change, break performance barriers, and overcome adversity.
Ron White is without question one of the top Memory Experts in the world. As a two-time national memory champion, Ron will teach audience members techniques to triple their memory, build relationships by recalling names and faces and much more!
Retired Navy SEAL officer; Author of "Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win"
Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi — some of the toughest and most sustained combat by the SEAL Teams since Vietnam.
General Anthony Zinni
United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Gen. Zinni’s 39 years of military service took him to more than 70 countries. His operational experiences included two tours in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded. His last assignment was Commanding General, U. S. Central Command.
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