Raider Project Transition Seminar

The 2017 GallantFew

Raider Project Military Transition Seminar

DALLAS, TEXAS

May 20th-21st, 2017

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Your transition plan is your azimuth. Straying a couple of degrees over a stretch of years can result in broken relationships, crushed dreams, financial ruin, lack of purpose, and despair. The longer you spend off-azimuth, the harder it is to get back – but it’s never impossible.

We are excited to offer second seminar and we've rallied some of the brightest minds that have served our men and women in their transition process. We set out on a mission to bring people together and equip them with the necessary tools to transition successfully. This seminar is for any service member that is separating within two years, or a veteran that is still in a transitional period. GallantFew serves veterans in any branch from any era.

Join us for TWO days of networking, and gain the tools to help each other succeed in our next mission.

This year the seminar will be hosted at the Hilton Dallas, Texas /Southlakes Town Square is surrounded by over 200 high-end specialty stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues in the award-winning Southlakes Town Square.

You're minutes from the entire metroplex. At the hotel, you'll find a spa, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, a great restaurant, as well as inviting rooms. And, with famous Texas hospitality at every turn, you'll be sure to feel right at home!

 Keynote Speakers from 2016


 

Nick Koumalatsos:   Director of The Raider     Project

Nick Koumalatsos: Director of The Raider Project

Nick is the director of The Raider Project. He is a 12 year Special Operations Marine Corps veteran His military career prepared him for successful leadership and strategic operational planning. Nick is a successful entrepreneur, television contributor, public speaker & philanthropist.

 

April 2016 Nick Koumalatsos spoke at the 2016 Raider Project Transition Seminar about the Excommunicated Warrior and the stages of veteran transition. www.raiderproject.org

 

Former Navy SEAL and TRX founder and inventor, Randy Hetrick

Randy graduated from college at USC. He spent the next 14 years serving as a Navy SEAL commando. His operational career culminated as a Squadron Commander of the SEAL's elite special missions unit where circumstances inspired him to experiment with what would become TRX.


Kirk Weisler: CMO and   professional speaker

 

Kirk Weisler: CMO and Professional Speaker

Kirk is currently the Chief Morale Officer for companies and organizations around the globe. He offers coaching, keynote addresses, and workshops on leadership and life skills for organizations of every size and flavor.  He has been a part of 7 startups, 4 of which were widely successful. One of these startups created over 1,000 jobs for aspiring IT professionals in just 2 years.  He is the author of the international best smelling book, “The Dog Poop Initiative”.  He a former Ranger, and member of the 19th Special Forces group.

April 2016 Kirk Weisler spoke at the 2016 Raider Project Transition Seminar about the Story Warrior and the power of perception. www.raiderproject.org http://kirkweisler.com/

 

Dr. Carrie Elk: CEO of The Elk Institute

The strategy of Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance is to provide assistance to clients in the areas identified as being problematic for them. Her approach is to collaboratively identify the issues and variables that compromise veterans' psychological health and performance, and utilize effective methods of assisting veterans in eliminating barriers or correcting issues that interfere with their optimal functioning. 

 


 

Jeff Nichols: Founder of Virginia High Performane

Jeff graduated from Troy University with a BS in Exercise Physiology. He worked as an Assistant Strength Coach for Troy University for 18 months before joining the Navy in October 2002. Nichols is a retired navy seal. During his time, Nichols was the Active Duty Human Performance Department Head. Nichols is currently an Exercise Physiologist for 2XU & Founder of Virginia High Performance in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Karl Monger: Founder and Executive Director of the veteran non-profit (GallantFew). GallantFew, Inc., is a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization formed in 2010 and dedicated to helping veterans transition to civilian lives full of purpose and hope. His vision of building a nationwide network of veterans successfully transitioned who guide veterans transitioning has helped over a thousand veterans. He created The Darby Project (US Army Rangers), The Raider Project ( Marine Corps Special Operations and Infantry combat veterans, Wings Level (US Air Force) and others. He has helped develop numerous veteran programs to include executive producing "Prisoner of War", an award winning veteran short film released Veterans Day 2015. 

Karl began his military career as an Army ROTC scholarship cadet at Wichita State University where he earned the title Distinguished Military Graduate. He served as an infantry platoon leader, rifle company commander, and Ranger battalion staff officer, and parachute with the 1st Ranger Battalion in Kuwait during the show of force operation in 1992. He holds the rank of Major, retired Reserves.

Since departing active duty he has held general manager and sales manager leadership positions in several corporations and served as an Executive Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters agency. He spends his spare time keeping fit through indoor rock climbing and biking and is active in Metroport Rotary Club (Southlake Texas). Karl is a past member in the US Army Ranger Association Board of Directors, past Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Eastminster Presbyteran Church in Wichita Kansas, and has mentored troubled youth and prison inmates. He is married the former Sara Callendar and lives in Texas. He has two grown daughters and a grandson.

 

April 2016 Karl Monger spoke at the 2016 Raider Project Transition Seminar about the staying on azimuth. www.raiderproject.org www.gallantfew.org

 

Dr. Cagan G. Randall, D.C. : Co-Founder of Cerebrum Health Centers

Dr. Randall began his educational background at Arizona State University where he completed his Undergraduate studies. Following ASU he went on to complete his graduate studies in Chiropractic at Parker University and then continued his discipline at The Cerebrum Health Centers Institute of Graduate Studies. His journey started when one of his nieces began struggling with a developmental delay and he watched his family fight to find a way to help their little girl. After seeing firsthand the lack of resources and solutions available Dr. Randall became interested in providing a resource for families who were struggling to find help for their children.

Dr. Randall has a passion for working with children and his educational background has been geared towards addressing the epidemic rise in ADAD, dyslexia, and a variety of neurological disorders. Dr. Randall continues to educate himself on the latest developments in functional neurology, nutrition, and receptor based therapy.


Ambassador for George W. Bush Institute and Military Service Initiative

 

Michael R. Rodriguez is a retired Special Forces Green Beret. Following his last deployment and injuries sustained, he was assigned as a Sniper Instructor at Ft Bragg NC where he continued to serve until his multiple TBI’s and PTS forced him to be medically retired.

During his retirement he witnessed the vital role Veteran Service Organizations and Non Profits played in the recovery and transition of its nation's war fighters and their families. He focuses his passion of service to others by continuing that mission. He sits on and is a founding member of President Bush personal Advisory Council for his Military Service Initiative, the Chief Ambassador for the Green Beret Foundation and acts as an advisor for several other Non Profits.


Author of "Through Burnt Eyes"

 

Mike Schlitz: Special Advisor to the Board of Directors at GallantFew.

Mike Schlitz Retired U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Mike Schlitz served in Iraq as an Army Ranger until a roadside bomb destroyed his body. Schlitz sustained burns on over 85 percent of his body. He lost his arms, his nose, and his ears. After the attack, he barely resembled the man who'd left for Iraq. He's the only one of a four member crew who survived the explosion that threw him from his humvee. Since that day, Schlitz, who spent 14 years in the military and is now 40, has worked with advocacy organizations, giving back to his community. He is an Ambassador at Gary Sinise Foundation and Special Advisor to the Board of Directors at GallantFew, Inc.

April 2016 Mike Schlitz spoke at the 2016 Raider Project Transition Seminar about being successful and overcoming any obstacles. www.raiderproject.org www.gallantfew.org


CEO of Ranger UP

 

Nick Palmisciano: CEO of Ranger Up


Vince Vargas

Vincent Vargas; COO for Article 15 Clothing Co and former Army Ranger

 

April 2016 Vincent Vargas spoke at the Raider Project Transition Seminar about the riggers of one finding balance in life. www.raiderproject.org


ACCOMMODATIONS

Hilton Hotel - Stylish Sophistication and Texas Hospitality

Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square is surrounded by over 200 high-end specialty stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues in the award-winning Southlake Town Square. You're minutes from the entire metroplex! At the hotel, you'll find a spa, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, a great restaurant, as well as inviting rooms. And, with famous Texas hospitality at every turn, you'll be sure to feel right at home!

*Block room discount rates will be available to registrants - limited space available.

FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: 

Address: 

Hilton Dallas Southlake

Town Square

1400 Plaza Place

Southlake, TX 76092

 

PHONE:817-442-9900

WWW.HILTON.COM

Southlake Town Square is a unique, open-air lifestyle shopping district with more than 120 shops and dozens of fine restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex whose reputation has been recognized throughout the country. Nestled in the heart of Southlake and within minutes of the DFW International Airport, shoppers can experience a place where today’s best brands in fashion and retail meet the charm of a timeless Town Square.


RAIDER PROJECT TRANSITION SEMINAR SCHEDULE 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS- TBA

Lunches are included in the cost of registration.

DAY 1:

8:00 AM: REGISTRATION

9:00 AM: OPENING REMARKS

9:15 AM:KEYNOTE SPEAKER (TBA)

10:00 AM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

10:45 AM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

11:45 AM: LUNCH

1:00 PM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

1:45 PM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

2:30 PM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

3:30-5:00 PM: BREAKOUT SESSION

 

DAY 2:

9:00 AM: OPENING REMARKS

9:15 AM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

10:00 AM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

10:45 AM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

11:45 AM: LUNCH

1:00 PM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

1:45 PM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

2:30 PM: GUEST SPEAKER (TBA)

3:30-5:00 PM: BREAKOUT SESSION

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