Dick is a sought after keynote speaker and often asked to address corporate, civic, government, law enforcement, and military audiences. His presentations stress three basic themes that relate to American military special operations:
This is a program that details the history, formation, and mission sets of the component commands of the United States Special Operations Command. Prior to 9/11, special operations forces (SOF) operated on the periphery of our national military expeditionary posture. The rise of global insurgency organizations and non-state actors have changed that, placing our SOF components in the forefront of the Global War on Terror. As our special operators rotate away from the active theaters, they are now deployed in 81 partner nations where they are embedded with host nation police and security forces. Their objectives and mission sets represent a new and bold initiative for deployed-force engagement in the war on terror.
45 – 50 Minutes plus Q&A
Dick is a former professor of ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy and has lectured on the topic of ethics at forums that range from our national war colleges to the individual components of the U.S. Special Operations Command. His book, A Tactical Ethic is on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Reading List. There are clearly defined Rules of Engagement, or ROEs, for our special operators in the battlespace. But what about the ROEs for corporate enterprise, family interaction, and relationships? Dick will explain how ethics and right moral conduct can build trust withing a special operations team, a corporation, or a family. And how the role of honor is the glue that cements lasting and profitable relationships.
35 – 40 Minutes plus Q&A
Dick is the nation’s leading expert on American military special operations training. He has embedded with the all special operations ground-combat components–SEALS, Rangers, Special Forces, and Marines–and written books on all. He has been a party to the recruitment, selection, assessment, training, and qualification of them all. Dick has identified five characteristics common to those one in five who endure to become one of these elite warriors–Physical Toughness, Intelligence, Mental Toughness, Ethical Maturity, and Patriotism. In his presentation, Dick will address these five traits and relate how excellence in these areas is common not only to special operations and warriorship, but to the success of any corporate endeavor or group dynamic.
30 – 40 Minutes plus Q&A
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