Defense Industry

None have done more to maintain the United States as the “Land of the Free” than our brave veterans and their families. Speakers.com’s patriotic and military speakers have put their lives on the line to defend the freedom and democracy that many of us take for granted each day. In honor of our nation’s independence, Speakers.com presents these patriotic citizens who remind us why America is such a great place to live.

Charles Plumb

North Vietnamese Prisoner Of War; Author, I'm No Hero; Motivating and Compelling Speaker

North Vietnamese Prisoner Of War; Author, I’m No Hero; Motivating and Compelling Speaker Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over North Vietnam. […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Dick Rutan

Voyager Pilot, Adventurer and Aviation Pioneer

Voyager Pilot, Adventurer and Aviation Pioneer As a Tactical Air Command fighter pilot during most of his two decades in the Air Force, Dick Rutan flew 325 combat missions in Vietnam, 105 of them as a member of a high-risk […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


David Rutherford

Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Behavioral Training Specialist, Dynamic Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer

Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Behavioral Training Specialist, Dynamic Motivational Speaker and Corporate Trainer David Rutherford – is an internationally known motivational personality who’s message has reached over 20 million people worldwide with his incredibly unique motivational speaking, writing, coaching, and […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Florida, United States


Jan Scruggs

A Vietnam vet who raised all the money for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from private funds

Vietnam Vet Who Raised All Funding for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Private Funds Vietnam veteran Jan Scruggs started and directed the enormously successful effort to create a national memorial to those Americans who served their country in the Vietnam […]

In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Afterburner Seminars

Former Fighter Pilots, U.S. Navy SEALs and Other Elite Military Keynote Speakers on Accelerating Performance Through Flawless Execution

Former Fighter Pilots, U.S. Navy SEALs and Other Elite Military Keynote Speakers on Accelerating Performance Through Flawless Execution Afterburner Inc is a team of elite military professionals that are experts in helping your team pursue Flawless Execution.  Using Afterburner’s Flawless […]

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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Major General Perry Smith

Retired Major General, television analyst and best-selling author of Rules and Tools for Leaders

  Retired Major General, Television Analyst and Best-Selling Author of Rules and Tools for Leaders Major General Perry M. Smith is an internationally known speaker, TV commentator, and bestselling author. Hundreds of millions of television viewers world-wide have come to […]

In-Person Fee Range
$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Captain “Sully” Sullenberger

“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Best-Selling Author

“Miracle on the Hudson” Captain and Best-Selling Author Ambassador “Sully” Sullenberger has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety his entire adult life. He recently served as the U.S. Ambassador and Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a […]

In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
California, United States


Scott Waddle

Former Commander of the USS Greeneville, Safety and Ethics Expert, and Author of The Right Thing

Former Commander of the USS Greeneville, Safety and Ethics Expert, and Author of The Right Thing At the age of 38, Scott Waddle was selected to become the Commanding Officer of USS Greeneville (SSN 772) an improved Los Angeles Class […]

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
North Carolina, United States


Rob Waldo Waldman

Decorated Combat Air Force Fighter Pilot and Best-Selling Author, Never Fly Solo

Decorated Combat Air Force Fighter Pilot and Best-Selling Author, Never Fly Solo Lt. Col. (ret.) Rob ‘Waldo’ Waldman – The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal […]

In-Person Fee Range
$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Georgia, United States


James Woolsey

Former Director of the CIA, Ambassador, and Under Secretary of the Navy, and Green Neoconservative

Former Director of the CIA, Ambassador, and Under Secretary of the Navy, and Green Neoconservative R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners and is the Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University; […]

In-Person Fee Range
$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


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