An Evening with Dave Cooper – Former Command Master Chief SEAL for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU)
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening with Dave Cooper – Former Command Master Chief SEAL for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU)

There are speakers who are informative and there are speakers who are inspirational. And then there is Dave Cooper, who is in a league of his own. When you hear the stories and the lessons learned during his career as a Navy SEAL, Dave Cooper will stoke your internal fire to put in the time, the work, and the effort to pursue excellence in whatever professional field you are in.
— Patrick Van Horne - Co-author of Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life and co-founder of The CP Journal

If you’ve never heard of Command Master Chief Dave Cooper, it’s because you weren’t supposed to.  Recently retired from the United States Navy in 2012, Mr. Cooper is one of only a handful of SEALS in military history to hold the title of Command Master Chief for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.  More important than any position he might’ve held, is his 25 years of service as a US Navy SEAL (19 in the prestigious Naval Special Warfare Development Group). During that time, he pursued some of the world’s most wanted terrorists and successfully executed some of the most significant Special Operations missions in the history of the US Military.  In this intimate showcase, Mr. Cooper will talk about how he created, lead, and sustained the most high-performing teams the world has ever known.  Using unclassified anecdotes from the hundreds of missions he executed, he’ll regale you with stories of special-operations leadership—including both successes and failures—that rarely if ever made the news.  He will walk you through the decision-making cycle for dangerous missions executed on the other side of the world, not for glory, but for the safety of the very people who will be listening.  

Silver Star
6 Bronze Stars with “V” devices
2 Distinguished Meritorious Service Medals
2 Meritorious Service Medals
4 Presidential Unit Citations
Numerous other joint and individual awards

 Non-Disclosure Agreements & Door Security Checks will be required for this Special Engagement.  

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