Military Speakers

  • Col. Nicole Malachowski

    First Woman Thunderbird Pilot, Combat Veteran, Fighter Squadron Commander, White House Fellow & Adviser

    Col. Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) defies stereotypes. Yes, she was a jet fighter pilot, but if you think you know her based on that, you’d be wrong. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    DC
  • Jim Murphy

    Founder and Chairman of Afterburner, Inc.

    James D. "Murph" Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc., has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $30,001-$50,000
    Traveling From:
    GA
  • Joel "Thor" Neeb

    Former F-15 Mission Commander, USAF

    As an F-15 pilot, Thor escorted the U.S. President through the sky and flew missions to ensure the safety of the country after the attacks of 9/11. He was the tactical leader of 300 of the most senior combat pilots in the Air Force, and …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    NA
  • Scott O'Grady

    Air Force Veteran / F16 Pilot, Author “Return with Honor”

    Captain Scott O’Grady was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 12, 1965. He moved with his family to Long Beach, California in 1970, then to Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1972, and finally to Spokane, Washington, in 1974. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    TX
  • Captain Charlie Plumb

    P.O.W. Survivor, Two-Time Purple Heart Recipient and Original "Top Gun" Fighter Pilot

    Captain Charlie Plumb has lived what he believes to be the American Dream. As a farm kid from Kansas, he fantasized about airplanes although he felt certain he would never have the opportunity to pilot one. It would be the United States Navy who afforded …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $15,001-$20,000
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Ed Ruggero

    Helping Organizations Build Leaders

    After graduating from West Point in 1980, Ed Ruggero was commissioned in the United States Army and served as an infantry officer in a variety of leadership positions around the world. Following graduate school, Ed joined the faculty at West Point, and was deeply involved …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $10,001-$15,000
    Traveling From:
    PA
  • Oz Sanchez

    RECON Marine & Double Paralympic Games Medalist

    Oz Sanchez is no stranger to overcoming adversity. He was born in 1975 and raised in Los Angeles, California. By the time he graduated high school he was involved with drugs, gangs and street life. In 1996, Oz turned his life around following his recruitment …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $7,500 or less
    Traveling From:
    CA
  • Perry Smith

    Retired ASAF Major General, CNN’s Military Advisor

    Perry M. Smith is a teacher, speaker, TV and radio commentator and best-selling author. Hundred of millions of television viewers world-wide came to know him during the Persian Gulf War for his more than appearances as a military analyst for the Cable News Network, the …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $5,001-$7,500
    Traveling From:
    GA
  • Scott Snook

    U.S Colonel Scott Snook, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, is a widely regarded expert on organizational behavior and leadership development.

    Scott Snook is currently the MBA Class of 1958 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He graduated with honors from West Point earning the Royal Society of Arts Award for the most outstanding overall cadet in his class. Following graduation, he …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $20,001-$30,000
    Traveling From:
    MA
  • Michael Strobl

    A Soldier's Story: Taking Chance

    Michael Strobl enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1983. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in December of 1987 and served around the world in various duties as a field artilleryman. He deployed with both the 15th and 13th Marine Expeditionary Units (Special …Read More

    Fee Range:
    $7,501-$10,000
    Traveling From:
    VA
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