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Shot down in war-torn Bosnia, Scott O'Grady’s six-day, life-or-death ordeal made headlines, inspired millions, and taught us about resilience, teamwork, and leadership.
An Air Force fighter pilot, Captain Scott O’Grady was shot down over Bosnia while helping to enforce a United Nations no-fly zone in an F-16. Alone—facing death, capture, and the elements—he discovered within himself the courage to go on, relying on the skills learned during a lifetime of preparing for the unthinkable. From O’Grady’s compelling life-and-death story, audiences learn how to adapt, change, and succeed even under the most daunting and trying of circumstances. Even while isolated behind enemy lines, Captain O’Grady remained a member of a methodical, motivated team. He details the teamwork, preparation, and leadership responsible for both his survival and his dramatic rescue by the U.S. Marines—qualities that are crucial to success in every facet of business and of life. The ingenuity and fortitude that kept him alive in hostile territory for six days now inspires audiences to their own groundbreaking achievements.
Return with Honor: A Hero’s Journey
Leading, Building Teams, and Succeeding through Adversity
Scott's story had the 550 people in attendance laughing and crying and feeling very lucky to live in this country. It was incredible.Erie County Bar Association (PA)
Scott couldn’t have been more perfect! His story has been out there for a time, but our members remembered it well and got the chance to relive almost every detail and moment as Scott re-inspired them with his miraculous tale of survival, acts of courage, and evident devotion to God, family and country. Scott embodies what’s great about our country and what we can all strive to accomplish and become when we prepare, work hard, and stay focused.Utah Association of Counties
We had a great evening with Scott O'Grady Friday. Our customers and employees thoroughly enjoyed hearing him speak and spending a little time talking with him. I am certainly pleased that we selected Scott, and that he could be with us. Thanks for all your help!Associated Equipment Co., Inc.
Scott O’Grady came to speak at PepsiCo’s North America Beverages Headquarters and Global Headquarters for our Veterans Day event. His powerful speech captivated the audience as he talked about his life-changing experience. Scott’s passion and enthusiasm was contagious, and I would highly recommend him as an inspirational speaker.Jim Farrell, Vice President - Logistics
The event was unbelievable. You could have heard a pin drop once Scott O’Grady started his story. I had heard him speak in November and was as much enthralled as everyone. His story is so moving that even some of the guys were emotional. He made us all so proud to be American. Everything was handled in a proficient and professional manner. Thank you for providing the wonderful speaker and for making my job so much easier.NorthMarq Capital