Steve Russell served 21 years in the United States Army as an infantry officer, deploying operationally to Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his command of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, he was widely covered during the first year of the Iraq war by TIME, CNN, Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, AP and Reuters. He and his unit were featured in BBC Panorama’s Saddam on the Run documentary as well as Discovery’s Ace in the Hole. He has also been the subject of numerous books and publications. Russell retired from the Army in 2006 to return to his native state of Oklahoma, where he has advocated nationally for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is the Chairman and Founder of Vets for Victory, an organization that works to better the lives of America's military men and women.
As a sought after speaker, Russell draws upon personal and unit experience to share practical leadership techniques, problem solving and decision-making under pressure.
Through expert storytelling, he captivates audiences with his recounting of the...
Hunt & Capture of Saddam Hussein
Leadership under Fire
Problem Solving: How to solve the Impossible
How do you treat the returning soldier?
Steve has an engaging, real-life, courageous story to tell. He has a unique ability to captivate the audience, keep their attention, and bring them into the events as though they were actually there. Steve’s passion, leadership, and integrity shine through as he communicates a historical event. A must hear for those who love freedom
Greg Williams - Protocol Commandant of Cadets, United State Air Force Academy