Our guest is a retired Navy Reserve Captain and a Los Angeles-based 737 Captain for United airlines. You can say flying is in his DNA in that he was born into an Air Force family. After graduating with honors from University of Kansas, he joined the U.S. Navy and flew as a Naval Flight Officer, and later transitioned to become a Naval Aviator (pilot).
He flew combat missions in Bosnia-Hercegovina and Afghanistan, the Far East, Middle East, and the Mediterranean Sea. He has numerous personal awards for his service, including the Bronze Star Medal, Strike Air Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. But, surprisingly, it was becoming a pilot for United Airlines that proved to be a major hurdle. Here to share his story of perseverance, is Captain Jim “Bluto” Allen
About Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger
Today, a highly sought after motivational speaker, Rudy entertains international corporate audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating. He reaches school children, university students, and professional athletes with the same enthusiasm, portraying the human spirit that comes from his personal experiences of adversity and triumph. His captivating personality and powerful message of "YES I CAN" stays with his audiences forever. Rudy's opening remarks receive thunderous applause and standing ovations from audiences of 200 to 20,000 people who emotionally chant "RU-DY, RU-DY!"
About Joe Garner
When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers. See all his books here.
He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide. Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.
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