Colonel Greg Gadson

Decorated Army Commander

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

  • Colonel Greg Gadson`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Colonel Greg Gadson`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

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My Team Saved My Life

A real-life account of how Greg Gadson helped build an organization from scratch, and through his personal leadership style, inspired the soldiers that ultimately saved his life.

Establishing a Winning Culture: Pride, Poise, Team

How the lessons of an athlete translate to life lessons in the service and in organizations of all sizes and missions. Greg Gadson illustrates the importance of developing and maintaining a culture of excellence through an ethos of personal accountable, fostering consistent ...

How the lessons of an athlete translate to life lessons in the service and in organizations of all sizes and missions. Greg Gadson illustrates the importance of developing and maintaining a culture of excellence through an ethos of personal accountable, fostering consistent organizational habits and working as a team to achieve great results.

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Overcoming Adversity: Prevailing Through Challenges!

Overcoming adversity implies we have come through some difficulties and everything turned out okay. We are looking at adversity as a negative. However, prevailing through the challenge means we look at the adversity as a positive. A purposeful challenge meant for us to learn ...

Overcoming adversity implies we have come through some difficulties and everything turned out okay. We are looking at adversity as a negative. However, prevailing through the challenge means we look at the adversity as a positive. A purposeful challenge meant for us to learn and grow from, not just overcome, but to prevail—coming out better than we were before. Greg Gadson shares how his challenges have led him to the unexpected: winning two Super Bowl rings, acting in a movie and just taking on life’s challenges.

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Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

As the son of parents raised in the segregated South, Greg Gadson understands and appreciates the importance of diversity and inclusion on multiple levels. His unique perspectives on the challenges based on race and disability can add significant value to an organization ...

As the son of parents raised in the segregated South, Greg Gadson understands and appreciates the importance of diversity and inclusion on multiple levels. His unique perspectives on the challenges based on race and disability can add significant value to an organization seeking to improve their diversity.

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About Keynote Speaker Colonel Greg Gadson

A 25-year career Army officer, Col. Gadson’s life is a portrait of courage in the face of great adversity. In May 2007, as commander of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, Col. Gadson’s greatest challenge came in Iraq, where an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack cost him both legs above the knees and normal use of his right arm and hand. Despite this, Col. Gadson remained on active duty in the Army and continued to inspire many with his message of courage, perseverance, determination and teamwork. Refusing to be defined by his severe and permanent injuries, he has continued to draw upon the lessons of Pride, Poise and Team, learned as a West Point linebacker, and apply them to his life, career and family.

He was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1989 from West Point. He has served in every major conflict of the past two decades, including Operations Desert Shield/Storm in Kuwait; Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Col. Gadson has served in various assignments throughout the world dedicating himself to leading the Soldiers, civilian employees and family members in living the Army Values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. He is a passionate advocate for wounded warriors, veterans and those with disabilities; on several occasions testifying before Congress on issues related to these groups.

In 2007, Tom Coughlin, New York Giants head coach, asked Col. Gadson to meet with the then-struggling team. Col. Gadson talked to the players about service, teamwork, duty, perseverance and adversity. Although he refuses to take any credit, the Giants players and coaches have heralded the key inspirational role he played in their unprecedented season culminating as victors of the 2008 Super Bowl. Col. Gadson currently maintains his mentoring relationship with the Giants.  In addition, Col. Gadson has delivered his inspirational message and leadership counsel to numerous sports teams, corporate and non-profit organizations and government agencies.

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