Keynotes

Mark's 2024 Programs

Dare - Dominate - Dream

As a five-year-old kid I watched planes take off and land at Los Angeles International, dreaming of being in the cockpit of a Boeing 707. My teachers told me, “Sorry kid, you’re just not smart enough to be a pilot.” I proved them all wrong. Dare to grow into your dreams. Dominate the battlespace by knowledge and flawless execution, and dream in such a way it scares you thinking about it. Let me show you how I did it!

Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate

It sounds so simple… for 119 years these three words saved countless lives because it works. Every time. This three-word simple phrase all pilots use in emergencies to focus minds and actions on maintaining control, set a recovery course for home, and coordinate a plan to land. 

No One Left Behind

A jet fighter crew lays cannon fire down 80 meters from a SEAL team pinned down on a mountain top in Afghanistan, a maneuver the aircrew has never done before. An Air Force cargo plane carries five seriously burned airline passengers 7300 miles, a nine year old the only American survivor. We leave no one behind!

Fast Asleep to Full Up War in 30 Minutes

Being fired from my dream job left me ashamed and discouraged. Worst of all, I’d never command a flying squadron. A 5:50 am phone call placed me in a much more significant role. My new task was protecting every man, woman, and child west of Denver to the Pacific Ocean from a terrorist attack. We had 45 minutes to come up with an executable plan!