Leading Authorities is proud to announce exclusive representation of Sergeant Dakota Meyer, who was recently awarded our country’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan. Meyer, a marine who helped save the lives of 13 American and 23 Afghan troops and found the bodies of his four missing comrades, was awarded the medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on September 15, 2011.
During the ceremony Obama said, “As your Commander-in-Chief, and on behalf of everyone here today and all Americans, I want you to know [that] you did your duty, above and beyond, and you kept the faith with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps that you love. Because of your Honor, 36 men are alive today. Because of your Courage, four fallen American heroes came home.”
Meyer is the first living Marine to have received the medal since 1973 and one of the youngest. Humble, witty, and candid, Meyer insists that he is not a hero and that any Marine would have done the same. In his presentations, he addresses inspiration, motivation, courage, leadership, believing in yourself, doing what is right, and what happened that day in Afghanistan. He has also committed himself to raising money for the education of children of fallen Marines. A true gentleman, Meyer embodies the very best of our nation’s heroes.
General James F. Amos, the 35th commandant of the Marine Corp, said, “Sergeant Meyer embodies all that is good about our nation’s Corps of Marines. He is a living example of the brave young men and women whose service, fidelity, and sacrifice make us so proud. Sergeant Meyer’s heroic actions on September 8, 2009 in the Ganjgal village in Afghanistan serve as an inspiration to all Marines and will forever be etched in our Corps’ rich legacy of courage and valor.”
You can also watch his story on 60 minutes.
For more information on Sergeant Dakota Meyer please call your program consultant at 1-800-SPEAKER or fill out a form online.