military Speakers

Staying calm in high pressure situations while making critical decisions is a desired business skill that WSB’s military speakers have extensive experience in. Military leaders are able to provide insights and knowledge that are often only acquired after years of intense physical training and combat experience. To captivate your audience with stories from war zones and hot spots along with invaluable life lessons and takeaways, consider browsing our selection of military speakers for your next in-person or virtual event.

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William McRaven

Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014) and of U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018); Best-selling Author

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James Stavridis

16th Supreme Allied Commander, NATO; Partner and Vice Chair, Global Affairs of The Carlyle Group; New York Times Bestselling Author

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David Petraeus

Director, CIA (2011-2012); Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces-Afghanistan (2010-2011); Partner, KKR

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Dan Rooney

Motivational Speaker, Fighter Pilot, Patriotic Philanthropist, PGA Professional, Golf Course Developer, and Author, A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith and Fly Into the Wind, How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness On Your Ascent to Greatness

$25K - $40K
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Kyle Carpenter

Medal of Honor Recipient and Author

Under $25,000
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Robert Gates

Transformational Leader; Secretary of Defense (2006-2011); Bestselling Author

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George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Presidential Center

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Kevin Carroll

Best-Selling Author, Expert on Creativity and Innovation, Agent for Social Change

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James Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2017-2018)

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Bear Grylls

Host of Man vs. Wild, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and YOU vs Wild; Adventurer; Author; Philanthropist

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Sal Giunta

First Living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War, Author

$25K - $40K
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Leon Panetta

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011-2013), Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2011), Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton (1994-1997), Director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (1993-1994) and Co-founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

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Chuck Hagel

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013–2015); U.S. Senator (1997–2009); Co-founder, Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc.

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Keith Alexander

Board of Directors, Amazon; Founder, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Former Director, National Security Agency; Former Chief, Central Security Service

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Martin Dempsey

Board of Directors Chairman, USA Basketball; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-2015)

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William Cohen

Distinguished Statesman, Secretary of Defense (1997-2001) and CEO, The Cohen Group

$25K - $40K
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James Baker

The Honorable James A. Baker, III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State

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Tom Ridge

First Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Pennsylvania; Chairman, Ridge Global

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Mike Pompeo

70th Secretary of State (2018-2021), Former Director of CIA (2017-2018)

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Mike Abrashoff

Former Navy Commander, USS Benfold; Author, It's Your Ship

$25K - $40K
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Joseph Dunford

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2015-2019)

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Richard D. Clarke

12th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

$40K - $70K
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Israel Del Toro

Father, Husband, and First 100 Percent Combat-Disabled Active-Duty Air Force Technician

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Carey Lohrenz

USN 1st Female F14 Pilot, Aviator, Author, Speaker

$40K - $70K

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