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Former Commander, USS Benfold & Author, It's Your Ship

Former Navy commander Mike Abrashoff is the author of It's Your Ship, an inspiring story of innovative leadership & organizational transformation that details how Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing ship in the fleet and...

Former Running Back for the Pittsburgh Steelers

Rocky Bleier overcame severe combat wounds to play for the Steelers. His story is a tale of courage on both the football fields of America and the battlefields of Vietnam.

Battle Tested Army General & Author of Adapt or Die

With 34 years in the US Army at his heel, corporate speaker Rick Lynch has distinguished himself as an exceptional leader & strategist.

CEO & Founder, Mach 2 Consulting

Anthony "AB" Bourke is a former fighter pilot as well as the founder and former CEO of Afterburner, Inc. He speaks on leadership, team building & communications.

Former Head, Counterterrorism Bureau at State Department

Daniel Benjamin, who served as Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, has become the go to expert in assessing the complex terrorism trends our world faces.

Senior Advisor for National Security, The New America Foundation & Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy Magazine

Seasoned by reporting on global military conflict for decades, senior advisor for national security at the New America Foundation Ricks spent five tours of duty in Iraq to get to the nitty gritty in his New York Times bestseller Fiasco...

Founding Member of Steely Dan & National Security Expert

A Grammy-winning guitarist with the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, Jeffrey Baxter now advises Congress, the defense industry and the military. He speaks on challenging assumptions and adapting to change.

Social Entrepreneur & Veteran

The founder of an NGO and a former Marine, Rye Barcott has the distinction of being both a warrior and a peacemaker, a juxtaposition he explores in the memoir It Happened on the Way to War.

International Relations Expert

A successful negotiator, speaker Javier Solana is known for his role in developing international relations for over two decades. He is a former NATO and EU Secretary General.

Historian / Biographer / Teacher

Grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, David is an esteemed political scientist and historian with great insight into American history and the leaders who have shaped it. He is also author of "Eisenhower: At War".

Political Activist, Entrepreneur & Public Servant

George P. Bush is the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the grandson of President George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of President George W. Bush. He is a political activist, proponent of public service, and literacy advocate.

Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security in Washington, DC, and a national correspondent for The Atlantic. In 2011, he was recognized on Foreign Policy magazine's Top 100 Global Thinkers list.

US Marine Officer & Author of Thieves of Baghdad

A homicide prosecutor, boxer and scholar, US Marine Colonel Matthew Bogdanos made it his mission to recover stolen treasures of the Iraq National Museum. His best-selling memoir is Thieves of Baghdad.

Award-Winning Journalist

Speaker Josh Rushing has gone from US Marine Corps Captain to military correspondent and analyst for Al Jazeera English to author of Mission Al Jazeera.

Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Founder of NeoLuddite & Bestselling Author

Speaker Peter Singer is director of the 21st-Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution and the youngest senior fellow in the organization's 90-year history.

Highest Ranking African American Female in the US Navy

Retiring as the highest-ranking African American female in the US Navy, Captain Harris' success tools are in demand everywhere. Having earned her stripes in the pressure-cooker of the intelligence community, her pursuit of excellence in...

First African American Female Combat Pilot

In only 3 years, Vernice Armour went from beat cop to America's first African American fighter pilot. She went on to create the Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan.

Best-Selling Author of Forrest Gump

Groom took the publishing world by storm when his 1986 novel Forrest Gump flew to the top of The New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 21 weeks. It has sold over 2.5 million copies in the United States alone on the...

Author / Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps

During his last tour of duty in Iraq, Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman adopted an abandoned puppy left behind during the battle for Fallujah. Upon his return to the US, he recounted the remarkable story in The New York Times best-selling memoir,...

Intelligence & Terrorism Expert

Known for his partnership with former CIA Deputy Director Vernon Walters, speaker Michael Shrimpton specializes in counter-terrorism, international affairs and strategy.

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