Keynote Program

Keynote Program

Join us for a special presentation by
Sergeant Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor Recipient
Friday, April 26
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Sergeant Dakota L. Meyer is a United States Marine Corps veteran and recipient of the military’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor.  He is the New York Times best-selling author of Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War. Meyer earned his medal for his actions during the Battle of Ganjigal, which was part of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  He is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest.  Humble and propelled by a respect for his fallen comrades, Meyer insists he is not a hero, and that any Marine would do the same thing.  His lecture addresses inspiration, motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, doing what is right and what happened that day in Afghanistan.  Meyer is a successful entrepreneur who also currently serves in the Individual Ready Reserve of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

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