2019 Speaker-To Be Announced!
In 2018, TVBA welcomed Delta Force Command Sgt. Major Tom Satterly (Ret.) as Keynote Speaker. Satterly is a highly decorated combat veteran who, along with his teammates, was portrayed in the Oscar Winning 2001 film: Black Hawk Down. He served in the Army 25 years, 20 in the U.S. military’s most elite and secretive special operations unit, Delta Force. As a member of the unit, he has been deployed countless times and led hundreds of missions, including some of our nation’s most important special operations campaigns. He was awarded five Bronze Stars, two of them for valor. With the support of his wife, Jen, he has also been fighting his own “silent war” off the battlefield with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and at one time came close to taking his own life. Today, he is fighting that battle for other veterans.