It was quite generous of you to lend your time and talent to help make NCSC's 2004 Conference probably the most successful not only in NCSC's history but also in the global cargo security industry! Thank you so much for the role you played in a meeting!
Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, #1 best-selling author, founder of two successful small businesses & holder of three U.S. patents. For 17 years he was a syndicated columnist and host of “War Stories” on FOX News Channel. In May 2018, he retired from FOX News and now serves as CEO of Fidelis Publishing, a faith-focused publisher.
North was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1943, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968 and served 22 years as a U.S. Marine. His awards for service in combat include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for valor and two Purple Hearts for wounds in action.
From 1983-86 he served as Counter-Terrorism Coordinator on the National Security Council staff. He helped plan the rescue of U.S. students on Grenada, the liberation of American hostages, the capture of the Achille Lauro hijackers and the raids on Muammar Gadhafi’s terror bases; after which he was targeted for assassination by Abu Nidal’s Islamic Jihad. President Ronald Reagan described him as “an American hero.”
North has authored 16 best-selling books and is co-founder of Freedom Alliance, an organization aiding wounded U.S. military personnel and their families. He is widely acclaimed for award-winning FOX News coverage of more than 60 U.S. and allied military units in combat and his Freedom Alliance “Heroes College Scholarships” for children of service members killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. Yet, he says his greatest achievement is being, “the God-fearing husband of one, father of four and grandfather of eighteen.”
LtCol North and his wife Betsy live in Virginia. In November this year they celebrate over 50 years of marriage.
Featured Keynote Programs
America in the New Millennium
Drawing on his twenty years of experience as a United States Marine and his tenure as a staff member of the National Security Council during the Reagan administration, Lt. Col. Oliver North assesses the United States’ role in the world – militarily, economically, and politically. He identifies the policies that have made America the world’s only remaining superpower and outlines the strategies necessary to keep America at the forefront as a world power.
Family, Faith, and Freedom
In spite of his many accomplishments, this television and radio commentator, best-selling author, founder of a small business, and inventor who holds three U.S. patents counts his most important accomplishment as being "the husband of one and the father of four." He speaks candidly about balancing the professional demands of a career with family obligations, faith, and the civic responsibilities demanded by a free society.
America the Exceptional
Oliver North - combat decorated U.S. Marine, Husband of One, Father of 4 and Grandfather of 14 - describes himself as a "chronic optimist." He says much of his upbeat perspective is because of the company he keeps. His inspiring presentation is laced with self-deprecating humor, stories of high adventure and resonates with tales of the heroes he knows. Listeners praise his encouraging message as "a shot in the arm" and "just what I needed."
Your passionate speech in support of our troops, which you gave at the Distinguished Lecturer Series, is still the talk of Vero Beach! So many people have called or come up to one of us on the committee to say how much they enjoyed your lecture.
Colonel North was a captivating speaker with both timeless and timely topics. Colonel North was able to connect his past experiences, current events and our organizational needs in an energizing and compelling manner.
The process of working with Premiere to book Lt. Col. Oliver North was a pleasure exceeded only by North's appearance. His humor, knowledge, and inspiring message combined with his own warm personality resulted in an evening our audience will treasure.
Ollie was one of the best--if not THE best speaker we've had address our group. From the time he joined us for the reception to some four hours later, he made everyone feel like they were long-time friends. A great story teller and a very gracious man.
Through the years, we have arranged to work with many national leaders to speak at our events, but Oliver North ranked #1 with our clients at our November event! The response we have received was the best ever. We've already booked him for a second event.
Colonel North exceeded my expectations. His performance was outstanding. The presentation was two months ago, and I still hear--almost on a daily basis--from sales people about his appearance. I am working on how I can get him back for a return visit!