- Inspiring Lives
- Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
Audience & Industry
- Colleges and Universities
- Senior Management Groups
Col. Greg Gadson communicates his passion for service, teamwork and leadership in his moving and inspirational message made relevant for individuals, teams and organizations of all sizes.
Col. Greg Gadson applies the poignant lessons of pride, poise and team that he learned as a West Point football player to every aspect of his life. He credits those same lessons as the underlying principles that saved his life. Serving as a battalion commander in Iraq, he was severely wounded by a roadside bomb, resulting in the amputation of both legs above the knee and extensive damage to his right hand and arm. Committed to serving to the nation, Greg focused on recovery and continued his career as an Army officer, where he significantly impacted policy and implementation of wounded warrior care and management, in addition to serving as the commander for one of the most diverse and complex military installations in the Department of Defense. Greg captures his audience with the gripping story of how “my team saved my life”and shares his most personal emotional and physical challenges as wounded warrior, soldier, teammate and leader. An experienced leader from the football field to the battlefield, and as an adult living with physical challenges, he speaks with authority about overcoming adversity and leading people to do their very best. Greg has shared his keen insights and experiences with a number of successful sports organizations, including the 2009 Big 12 Champion University of Texas Longhorns and the gold-medal-winning 2012 men’s Olympic basketball team.