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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.


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Afterburners

Experiential Pilot Training Seminars to Improve Individual & Team Performance; Author, Flawless Execution

Experiential Pilot Training Seminars to Improve Individual & Team Performance; Author, 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 Execution methodologies we can help …

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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Vernice Armour

America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot & Zero to Breakthrough™ Leadership Expert

America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot & Zero to Breakthrough™ Leadership Expert Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in 3 years. Within months of earning her wings, she found herself flying …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Susan Blumenthal

Former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health

Former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A., is an internationally renowned medical expert and advocate for improving health and former U.S. Assistant Surgeon General and Senior Global Health …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Maryland, United States


Anthony Bourke

Former F-16 Fighter Pilot and Leadership & Teamwork Expert

Former F-16 Fighter Pilot and Expert on Leadership & Teamwork Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot who flew tactical missions in service to our country.  He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Dana Bowman

Retired Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class, Double Amputee and Sought-After Inspirational Speaker

Retired Army Special Forces Sergeant First Class, Double Amputee and Sought-After Inspirational Speaker Dana Bowman has astounded the nation and the world with his drive, determination, and will to succeed. He is a retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Texas, United States


Captain Larry Brudnicki

U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Inspiration for the Motion Picture The Perfect Storm

U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Inspiration for the Motion Picture The Perfect Storm Captain Larry Brudnicki led two dramatic rescue missions during the worst weather in 100 years, dubbed “The Perfect Storm.” This harrowing story of real people battling for …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
New Hampshire, United States


Dick Couch

Former Navy SEAL, CIA case officer, NY Times Best selling Author of "Act of Valor" and "Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story"

Former Navy SEAL, CIA officer & New York Times Bestselling Author of Act of Valor and Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dick Couch served as a Surface Warfare Officer and a Special …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Idaho, United States


Rorke Denver

U.S. Navy SEAL, Author and Star of 2012 Feature Film Act of Valor

U.S. Navy SEAL, Author and Star of 2012 Feature Film Act of Valor Lieutenant Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Colorado, United States


John Foley

Organizational and Personal Performance Expert, Former Lead Solo Pilot, U.S. Navy's Blue Angels

Organizational and Personal Performance Expert, Former Lead Solo Pilot, U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels John “Gucci” Foley has been recognized as one of the top 10 most in demand speakers.  John has spoken to some of the Highest Performing organizations such …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Idaho, United States


Lt. Colonel Rick Francona

Retired US Air Force, Intelligence Officer, Media Analyst, and Author

Retired US Air Force, Intelligence Officer, Media Analyst, and Author With combat operations, covert action, clandestine intelligence missions, diplomatic assignments, Rick Francona brings over twenty-five years of political-military experience in the Middle East to his analysis of the challenges for …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Brent Gleeson

Navy SEAL Combat Veteran, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Expert

Navy SEAL Combat Veteran, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, and High-Performance Leadership Expert Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa where his team’s primary objective was running capture or kill missions working in conjunction with …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Brigadier General Nick Halley

Decorated General, War Hero and Recognized Expert on Leadership, Terrorism, Change Management and Integrity

Decorated General, War Hero and Recognized Expert on Leadership, Terrorism, Change Management and Integrity Brigadier General Nick Halley, U.S. Army Retired, is an internationally recognized expert on leadership, world affairs, and terrorism. He has appeared many times on WGN TV …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Illinois, United States


Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc., Author, Motivational Speaker, and Educator

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc., Author, Motivational Speaker, and Educator Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned charismatic, passionate and influential speaker who carries a powerful message of what it takes to be …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Nevada, United States


Carey Lohrenz

World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot

World’s First Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. Fighter Pilot As the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Minnesota, United States


Don Mann

Retired Member of SEAL Team Six, Competitive Athlete, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Speaker

Retired Member of SEAL Team Six, Competitive Athlete, Best-Selling Author, and Motivational Speaker Don Mann, a New York Times Best Selling Author, Navy SEAL Team SIX (ret) member, renowned and a World–Class Adventure Competitor who presents a compelling and extremely …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Virginia, United States


Jim Murphy

Leadership Expert, Founder & CEO of Afterburner, and Former F-15 Instructor Pilot, USAF

Leadership Expert, Founder & CEO of Afterburner, and Former F-15 Instructor Pilot, USAF James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & CEO of Afterburner, Inc. and business speaker, has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military …

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$20,001 to $50,000
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Travels From
Georgia, United States


Scott O’Grady

Air Force Pilot Shot Down in Bosnia Whose Story Inspired "Behind Enemy Lines"

Air Force Pilot Shot Down in Bosnia Whose Story Inspired “Behind Enemy Lines” 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, …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Texas, United States


Eric O’Neill

Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker, National Security Strategist at VMWare Carbon Black, Bestselling Author, Former FBI, and Inspiration for the Film Breach

Cybersecurity Keynote Speaker, National Security Strategist at VMWare Carbon Black, Bestselling Author, Former FBI,  and Inspiration for the Film Breach In 2001, Eric O’Neill helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


Gus Pagonis

Retired Three-Star General and Bestselling Author of Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics From the Gulf War

Retired Three-Star General and Bestselling Author of Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics From the Gulf War When it comes to expertise in logistics and overall leadership in management of very complex projects and organizations, few people are better …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
Pennsylvania, United States


Dave Pelzer

Best-Selling Author and Inspirational Survivor

Best-Selling Author and Inspirational Survivor In a word, Dave Pelzer embodies Esprit: Spirit, Humor & Wit. As a child, his resilience enabled him to overcome extreme life-threatening obstacles. As an adult, for over 20 years, Dave’s inspirational work has encouraged …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


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. …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Travels From
California, United States


Dick Rutan

Piloted the first-ever around the world, non-stop, non-refueled flight

Dick Rutan remembers his very first aviation adventure vividly.  He was six years old when he and his mother went to an old farm field for a true barnstorming ride.  Mom Rutan was armed with a fist full of hard-earned …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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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 …

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$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 …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, 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 …

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Travels From
Georgia, 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 …

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$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 …

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$10,001 to $20,000
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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; …

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$50,000 or greater
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Travels From
District Of Columbia, United States


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