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For the past 2-years Mr. George Casey Jr. has spoken before my 250-strong United States Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Each year, the presentations were given in three 90-minute blocks to six mixed year (combined freshman, sophomore, junior and senior) classes over a 2-day time frame.
Mr. Casey’s presentations focus on the ideal of “Excellence Demands Greatness”. His presentations were always well thought-out and developed; centered on personal accountability an positive/negative consequences of one’s choices. His use of references from motivational exemplars such as: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Ronald Reagan were phenomenal and always on-target.
Most importantly, the cadets found Mr. Casey to be genuinely concerned for their development as productive members of society. My returning cadets started asking me in September of last year when Mr. Casey would be returning to speak – That’s impressive!
I found Mr. Casey to be passionate, knowledgeable, and professional. He truly desires to motivate today’s youth to achieve greatness. I highly recommend him and look forward to his presentations to my cadets next year.
RONALD R. RICCHI, JR., LtCol (Ret), USAF
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Sandalwood High School
Recently we had the pleasure of hosting George Casey Jr. aboard Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma Arizona. His genuine approach to public speaking captured the audience almost instantly which continued throughout his time with the Marines and Sailors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371. George is a true example of you will get everything that you work for and shares his personal life experiences from being homeless to being a United States Marine. Every Marine and Sailor in the audience can relate their own struggles to his message.
George is an alumnus of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 and it was good to have him back on his old stomping grounds to address the junior Service Members. The interaction and lasting impression that George has had with 371 is an immeasurable asset that no doubt has and will help one of our Service Members through a variety of tough times.
Sgt. Major Craig M. Hutchinson
United States Marine Corps
I am writing this letter in support for Mr. George Casey Jr., motivational speaker. George is an awesome role model and speaker who knows how to speak t high school students and adults as well.
In the spring of 2014, George spoke to the students of Fort Knox High School and Scott Middle School for the first time. His audience consisted of over 650 students and 80 adults, and the time of this event was early morning. I looked at the audience, many yawning and stretching trying to come fully awake. I thought to myself, “How is George Casey going to reach these kids” to me it looked like an impossible job. The two things that impressed me right away were the George was exceptionally well dressed and extremely well prepared. He looked sharp and professional and he knew his material. From his first work, the students were engaged. George shared his life’s stories with them and pointed out where he had erred and offered strong advice on how to avoid making the same mistakes he did. It was evident that the students and staff found his speech to be entertaining and inspirational. The fact that George is a military kid and graduated from a Department of Defense Education Activity School creates a strong connection with our students, all of whom are military children.
Students were so appreciative of George and his session that they wanted him to come back again soon. He returned to us in May of 2015 and many of the same students were in attendance that had seen him the year before. There was a very warm reception for George and again, his session has created a strong positive vibe with students. He also stayed after his session and visited classrooms to speak with small clusters of students. I give George my highest recommendation.
Dr. Gregg Mowen
Principal, Fort Knox High School
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to come and present at the First Fakhoury Leadership Conference at Marion Correctional Institute. Your presentation added value in all the men’s lives. This would not have been possible without your commitment to us. We are all striving for positive change and the tolls you provided in your presentation will continue to enhance our common goal. Thank you on behalf of the men at Marion Correctional Institute.
In closing, I wish you success in all your endeavors.
Inmate, Marion Correctional Institute