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One of the Most Highly Decorated Combat Veterans of Our Time
Robert J. O’Neill is one of the most highly decorated combat veterans of our time. He served at SEAL Team Two, SEAL Team Four, and eight years at the legendary SEAL Team Six. Having taken part in and led over 400 combat missions, Rob operated in Liberia, The Balkans, The Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Read More >
Having been decorated 53 times, his awards include two Silver Stars for gallantry in action against the enemy, four Bronze Stars with Valor to denote heroism against the enemy, a Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, three Presidential Unit Commendations and three Combat Action ribbons to name a few.
Some of Rob’s qualifications include Military Free-Fall Jumpmaster, Tandem Tethered Bundle Master, Naval Special Warfare Scout / Sniper, Breacher, Master Naval Parachutist, Master Training Specialist, Diving Supervisor, Range Officer in Charge for Small Arms, Close Quarters Battle, Breaching, Laser System Safety Officer among many others.
Rob took part in the rescue for Operation Red Wings, which extracted the Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, he was the lead jumper for the rescue operation that saved Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and he was a Team Leader for Operation Neptune’s Spear, the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
Rob is co-founder of Special Operators Transition Foundation, specializing in assisting Special Operations Forces veterans with the successful transition from the service into their next great career in corporate America.
Rob is the author of the NY Times and London Times Best Selling Memoir THE OPERATOR: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior. Rob has been interviewed on Fox News, CNN, CBS, Newsmax and others. Read Less ^
The Short That Killed Bin Laden | Talks at Google
Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden
In this inspiring keynote, O'Neill discusses how to make decisions in a high-stress environment, whether you are a Navy SEAL in combat or a barista at Starbucks on Monday morning.
Rob O’Neill served America as a Navy SEAL, team leader, and senior chief petty officer with the Naval Special Development Group (SEAL Team Six) during several of the most challenging, storied, and clandestine military operations of our time. With this speech, O’Neill shares what he learned during his more than 400 combat missions across four theaters of war. Through his moving and emotional stories, Rob brings to life lessons learned during some of the country’s most headline-stealing conflicts. O’Neill explains to audiences how the best of the military’s best approach strategic planning when mission failure is not an option. Audiences come to appreciate the people who are asked to do the hardest jobs – the warriors, husbands and wives, and family men and women – who they know exist but have never met, and who are focused solely on making their missions successful. Join one of the legends of our nation’s military as he shares his views on the ingredients to a successful mission: the right people, preparedness, decision making under pressure, and, above all, a commitment to never quit.
“Just wanted to touch base with you on Rob O’Neill. He was beyond amazing. We’ve never had a keynote who has been given a standing ovation. His presentation was interesting, funny, engaging…I could go on and on. Our CFO, who is rarely happy with anything, was blown away by his presentation and said he’s never heard a speaker as good as Rob and that he could have listened to him for hours. In addition, Rob could not have been more gracious or engaging to our staff and attendees. I only wish that I could have spent some time talking to him because I am also from Montana but I wanted to make sure our attendees had access to him. Can you please let him know what a huge hit he was, how excited we are that he was a part of NextLevel and tell him Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
“Rob did an exceptional job! Great presentation and message. He interacted with our employees extremely well. The photo session was great and he spent quite a bit of time with us in the private event. Great guy. If you did not know who he was, he'd be a guy you'd want as a friend!”
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