First Command Premier Speakers

First Command is pleased to introduce two premier speakers for corporate, community and association events.

Barry Bridger and Brian Birdwell have delivered countless inspirational, motivational presentations to appreciative audiences. Although their personal experiences are different, each conveys a powerful testimony of how his confrontation, acceptance and triumph over adversity have influenced his understanding of what's truly important in life.

Barry Bridger

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Barry B. Bridger is a highly decorated United States Air Force veteran and survivor of six years of incarceration in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp in North Vietnam. His presentation, “Lessons Learned,” is a testament of teamwork, courage and patriotism, and illustrates principles for living with integrity and purpose.

Brian Birdwell

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Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell is a survivor of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon and more than 30 operations to heal the physical trauma of burns to over 60 percent of his body. His presentation, “No Ordinary Day: Finding Peace Amidst Pain,” is a testament to both his physical and spiritual healing and to the importance of being prepared for the unexpected events that can make a life-changing impact on oneself and one's family.

For more information about scheduling a speaker for your event, talk to your First Command Financial Advisor or send your inquiry via e-mail to First Command.

Barry Bridger and Brian Birdwell are First Command clients and are compensated by First Command for their appearances on its behalf. Their experience may not be representative of the experiences of other clients, and it is no guarantee of future performance. First Command does not necessarily endorse or agree with all of their statements, positions or opinions.

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