Decorated Army Commander, Star of the Film Battleship
Colonel (Retired) Gregory D. Gadson, a Chesapeake, Va., native, served our nation in the United States Army for more than 26 years. Col. Gadson’s service culminated as the Garrison Commander of Fort Belvoir, where he oversaw the daily operations of the post, a strategic sustaining base where more than 50,000 military personnel and employees provide logistical, intelligence, medical and administrative support, and command and control for a mix of more than 140 commands and agencies for the Department of Defense. Read More >
Leadership By Living Up to the Standards
Leadership: Leading Change
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"The United States Air Force Academy thank you for your inspirational message at our 24th National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS). Your insights, experiences, and dialogue with our cadets and staff are what make NCLS valuable! The tremendous success of this year’s program is a direct result of your willingness to give of your time and to challenge our audience to aspire to excellence! This year’s theme, 'Warrior Ethos and the American Airman' was certainly demonstrated by your remarks and made a difference, not only in the Air Force Academy Cadet wing, but also in the future of our Air Force. It was an honor and privilege to have you participate!'
"Overwhelmingly successful! Colonel Gadson was phenomenal. We wanted our speaker to be someone who could speak from experience about resiliency, recovery, and 'what matters most in life.' Colonel Gadson did just that. He was inspirational for so many reasons; his military service, his connection to West Point, the New York Giants, coaching, his advocacy for wounded warriors and people with disabilities. Part of his message was that 'it’s okay to get help' and that is our motto here at the MHA (it’s our tagline right below our logo), and no one could have conveyed that message more poignantly than Colonel Gadson."
"I wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for your exceptionally motivating speech during our Annual Global Institutional Sales and Marketing Conference. Your personal drive, intestinal fortitude, real like examples, stories, and shared experiences brought our group together and effectively reinforced our Mission: Possible theme. The way you spoke with the group resonated with our sales and marketing professionals, confirmed by the incredibly positive comments that I have personally received. Your participation and personal involvement in our conference served as the culminating event during the entire week of training, and for that I am very thankful."
"Thank you for serving as the keynote speaker at the Department of Defense’s 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance. Your inspiring address profoundly impacted all those who were present in the auditorium as well as the countless DoD personnel who watched the observance. Your devotion to equality is clear through your exemplary community involvement, courage, and military leadership, and will continue to service as a true inspiration to several generations of Americans."
"Col Gadson was awesome. He was well received and very motivational. All of the logistics worked out and we were so happy to have him speak to our staff! Thank you for helping!"