Listed below are my general speaking subjects and
a few thoughts on each.
Leadership - The most
important attribute of our great country for 230-plus years…the greatness
quality of successful leaders can best be described by seven key
values—loyalty, duty, respect, selfless-service, honor, integrity,
personal courage. The interrelationship of these values is the essence of
Commitment - The commitment
I believe in and talk about is a special one that comes only from the
heart…it is not a cognitive thing, but more a thing of deep feeling and
Homeland Security - What is this really, and
where are we with it today? It is not new…it takes place within the
United States of America, as well as all over the world…its focus is the
protection of all American citizens at home and abroad.
Terrorism - This threat is
not a passing thing…it is here for us to deal with for many, many years to
come. Terrorism has existed for many years…no it did not just begin for
us as Americans on September 11, 2001…it was even confronted in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1993
by Task Force RANGER. Unfortunately, many Americans DO NOT GET IT, but
they need to understand the reality of the global war on terrorism.
Training - Next to
Leadership, I believe Training is the most important aspect of ensuring
the safety and security of our great country. We must be the best trained
people (military and civilian alike) to ensure our freedoms are never
lost. All of us as American citizens are responsible for the protection
of the United States of America.
Patriotism – “Devotion to
one’s country”…loving one’s country and energetically guarding its
welfare…and finally, as an American citizen, the willingness to make the
supreme sacrifice of giving one’s life to sustain the special freedoms and
privileges of our great country.