Keynote

LT. GENERAL MICHAEL FERRITER

U.S. ARMY, RETIRED PRESIDENT & CEO, NATIONAL VETERANS MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

 

LTG Ferriter served 35 years in the US Army commanding Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and International Forces at every level. Commissioned in 1979 as a Second Lieutenant, he has participated in numerous overseas operations such as Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

He has completed three tours of duty in Iraq in addition to combat service in Somalia, parachuted with Paratroopers and Rangers more than 200 times and served as the lead conduit with the Iraqi government from 2008-2010.

In his last role with the US Army as Commanding General, LTG Ferriter led 75 Army installations and bases, comprised of a 75,000-person workforce, while managing a $12 billion budget. Through his strategic leadership, he successfully cut costs and achieved savings of nearly $3 billion by transforming the way business was conducted and services delivered.

After a successful career with the US Army as an operational leader, he continued his commitment to serve by establishing the Ferriter Group, LLC., a consulting firm that focuses on improving organizations, leaders and teams through a customized approach to refine organizational effectiveness. He has dedicated his civilian career to helping hundreds of veteran-owned businesses, service organizations and associations and remains committed and passionate about serving veterans, military families and families of the Fallen.

Mike and Margie have four children who are invested in military and public service to our country. Throughout his career, he received numerous honors and distinctions for his service to his country.

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photo by Christopher Keels

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