Military Speakers

Great Black Speakers has a proud selection of African-American military personnel and military experts that are available for public speaking at corporate, industry and public sector events. We are the number one source for lecturers that will give your audience a chance to hear remarkable stories of military heroics from inspiring African-Americans. All of our candidates have received honour, recognition and many awards for their bravery and contributions to the military. Promote your function with an unforgettable performance from one of our exceptional speakers by booking through Great Black Speakers.

TJ Haygood

Award Winning Entrepreneurer & Small Business Owner, WEN Master, and Inspirational/Interactive Speaker.

TJ Haygood "My personal and professional passion is to use my God given talents every day to serve small businesses and individuals in the workplace who struggle to find a balance between who they are, who others want them to be, and who they really want to be deep down inside.  The art of being should be as easy as breathing, but often it is not.  I am a WEN Master inspiring others to be a master at helping ourselves and others "Work t...

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Tony Drees

Speaker, Trainer and Presenter. The obstacles he has faced define Tony Drees’ character. They’ve been huge, potentially crushing—and on that day in 1991 when an Iraqi Scud missile found its target, nearly fatal.

Tony Drees        “I wish to make my Story of Success and the various Sustainability tools I’ve garnered over my life available to all citizens and corporations searching for the catalyst to achieving initiatives, goals, directives and objectives.”   Who is Tony Drees?Tony is a Purple Heart veteran. His road to the military began after successfully escaping a troubled home life which led to his adoption, by a foster family of another ra...

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Rodney Bullard

‘Well-versed servant leader’ specializing in a wide-range of commentary including national security, law, philanthropy, and education.

Rodney Bullard         Rodney is currently the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate philanthropic and social responsibility strategy.      Prior to this role, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was sele...

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Michael C. Bullock, Esq.         Cultural Diversity Lecturer • Motivational Speaker • Historical Investigative Reporter      Michael is one of the most energetic, insightful and innovative public speakers of his generation. Mr. Bullock is rising to international prominence by delivering a highly positive message which tells people about African and African American History. Michael has been lecturing on African history for over 20 years...

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Karen Haynes

As an ordained minister & military verteran Karen empowers others to maximize their potential and affect positive change in their lives.

Karen Haynes            Karen is an Ordained Minister and Military Veteran. She completed more than 20 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps. Ms. Haynes speaking career began while she was a recruiter in Shreveport LA. She inspired youth in the black communities to dream of a fantastic future. Ms. Haynes was born in St. Louis, Mo. She was an army dependent.   During her childhood she overcame a learning disabi...

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Melanie Bonita

#1 Amazon Bestselling Author and Award-winning Inspirational Speaker, helping people to get more determined to achieve their dreams.

Melanie Bonita         Melanie is a #1 Amazon Bestselling author, award-winning international inspirational speaker, faith coach, praise dancer and gospel fitness instructor. She’s on a mission to help people get more determined, dedicated and driven to achieve their dreams and destiny. Her “Daily Dose Series” show others how to maximize their life and achieve their dreams by using daily strategies to get there. Melanie Bonita started ...

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Cynamon Scott

Certified Executive & Life Coach Practitioner, Author of “21 Secrets to Get You Through Deployment”, and Millennial Expert committed to motivating & uplifting others, and helping the corporate world decode the millennial generation.

Cynamon Scott         Cynamon’s motto is: “There is always a way”, and she has a unique way of igniting that same fire in others.Cynamon has been through a lot throughout her life, and has a story that deserves to be heard. Cynamon has lived an unconventional life, and has been able to always find a way to success-regardless of obstacles that have stood in her way. She has a unique way of igniting that fire in others, and has a genuine ...

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Gerard Brady

Empowering motivator who specializes in creating new energy to corporate, military, college universities, high school and community summits.

Gerard Brady            Military Time      You’re left, your left, your left… right… left….      That’s right people, I joined the US Army and that time there slogan was Army Strong. The Army took in a young man that weighed in 160 lbs. soaking wet. Now let me tell you how crazy I felt when I arrived in Ft. Knox, Ky. First off, it’s midnight and totally pitch black. The Sargent gets on the bus and immediately begins to holler and ye...

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Asha Castleberry

U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. military officer, youth advocator and public speaker.

Asha Castleberry         Asha is a U.S. foreign policy expert, U.S. Army Veteran, youth advocate and public speaker. Asha recently completed a 30 month deployment tour in the Middle East. Since the 2014 Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant (ISIL) incursion in Iraq, Asha served as an engagement officer for the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Kuwait. From December 2012- June 2014, Asha served as the Kuwait D...

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