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Keni Thomas

  • Ranger in the "Blackhawk Down" Mission
  • Award-Winning Country Music Artist
  • Special Operations Warrior Foundation

In the summer of 1993 Staff Sergeant Keni Thomas was deployed to Mogadishu Somalia with the 3rd Ranger Battalion as part of an elite special operations package called Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture a criminal warlord named Mohammed Farrah Aidid. On the 3rd of October, Keni and his fellow rangers distinguished themselves in an eighteen hour fire-fight that ... VIEW MORE

Speaker Media

Keni Thomas Speech
FOX and Friends
"Get It On" Book Interview
Angelo State University
Positive Side of LIfe Interview
Studio Interview with Brian Lord
Speech Topics

    The Ranger motto is Rangers Lead the Way. Leadership is the core of every skill developed as a Ranger. But, leadership ... View More


    Special Op training is based on this principle: You are only as good as your preparation. When the entire team embraces ... View More

  • BREAK-OUT SESSIONS (used in conjunction with keynotes)

    “In forty hours I shall be in battle, with very little information, and on the spur of the moment will have to make the ... View More


    “gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier” -from the 4th stanza of the ... View More

Audio Reviews
WIESE Enterprises
TN Chapter- HFMA
Group C Media, Inc.
Text Reviews
  • Keni was absolutely fantastic and engaging! Through his story he was able to connect with every person in the room on both a personal and professional level. Keni generated the emotion and the image we were looking for to motivate and align with our supply base and brought it home with a song. We thank Keni for supporting our event and intend to "Get it On!"
  • John - VP Mission Assurance, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • He is the best speaker we've ever had at our conferences and we've been doing this for 25 years. Not only was his message heartfelt and inspiring, it completely hit home with exactly what our conferences are about—safety, training, and leadership.
  • Pam Mendiola-Dyer - Region VI VPPPA Board of Directors

Keni's Blog

Keni Thomas | Chicago Auto Show
Posted February 18th 2016
As we scroll through the endless stream of photos and enthusiastic feedback from attendees, we can't help but feel the buzz...

Keni Thomas performs for theInstitute...
Posted October 20th 2015
Left to Right: Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, USA (Ret.)18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency,KT McFarlandNational Sec...

Keni Thomas Shines a Light on...
Posted November 11th 2014
Written by Samantha Stephens As we honor our servicemen and women on this Veterans Day, Army Ranger-turned-country singer Keni...

Ex-Ranger Turned Country Singer to...
Posted June 6th 2014
Written by Nancy Dunham The CMA Music Festival kicks off this weekend in Nashville, but country singer Keni Thomas will miss i...

Keni Thomas Delivers Inspiring...
Posted May 13th 2014
Feel the energy and emotions of an Ashford University commencement ceremony! This montage of sights from the Spring 2014 ceremo...

Soldiers revisit 'Black Hawk Down'...
Posted October 7th 2013
Sgt. Keni Thomas, left, was in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993, when two Blacks Hawks went down and 18 U.S. soldiers were killed ...

Keynote EST/CST $10,000.00
Keynote and Breakout EST/CST $12,500.00
Keynote MST/PST $12,500.00
Keynote and Breakout MST/PST $15,000.00
Full day (With additional trainer) $17,500.00
Keni Thomas travels from Nashville, TN and requires $1,000 flat travel fee. Plus hotel (provided and paid for by the sponsor), meals, and ground in event city (either personal pick up by client, or by professional car service.) Flat travel fee covers airfare only.

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