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David Burnell - Motivational Speaker & Instructor
David Burnell - Motivational Speaker & Instructor

United States Air Force Veteran

David is a decorated veteran with a decade of honorable active duty military service. As a Communications Specialist he has participated in dozens of joint service military operations in multiple continents.

Some of the highlights of his career were his participation in Desert Shield & Storm, Operation Cabanas, and Operation Flintlock a Special Operations tri-annual mission specializing in counter insurgency, counter terrorism, hostage rescue as well as other activities.

He is a graduate of an elite hostage rescue school in England and was considered the most Unconventional thinker by the instructors. He has instructed Close Quarters Combatives, Tactical Rappelling and Small Unit Tactics.

His passion for military customs and history led him to volunteer and serve on the Blue Knights Rifle Drill Team and as a member of the Base Honor Guard.

He was recognized by over 200 students and the Cadre at the United States Air Force Leadership School in Upper Heyford England where he received the John Levitow Award (Medal of Honor Recipient) for being the top graduate.

David ended his career with an honorable discharge and many top performer awards to include the Meritorious Service Medal.