Top-Rated Speakers Bureau and Entertainment Booking Agency for Corporate Meetings and Business Events. Book an AAE Speaker Today.
Top-Rated Speakers Bureau and Entertainment Booking Agency for Corporate Meetings and Business Events. Book an AAE Speaker Today.

The Leading Speakers Bureau for Booking Top Entertainment, Celebrities, and Speakers.

John W. Nicholson Jr. Speaker Agent

John W. Nicholson Jr.

Booking Fee Range :
Live Event: Please Contact  About Fees
Virtual Event: Please Contact
Travels From : Please Contact

John W. Nicholson Jr. Biography

John William Nicholson Jr. is a retired United States Army four-star general who last commanded U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and the 41-nation NATO-led Resolute Support Mission from March 30, 2016 to September 2, 2018, succeeding General John F. Campbell. He was the longest-serving commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, having been the senior officer in theatre for more than 2 years, 5 months. He was previously commanding general, Allied Land Command from October 2014 and commander of the 82nd Airborne Division. Nicholson is the son of John W. Nicholson, also a former general officer in the United States Army, and is distantly related to British Brigadier General John Nicholson.

Nicholson was the longest-serving commander of the Afghan War until 2021, having led the 41-nation NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces-Afghanistan for two and a half years from March 2016 to September 2018. Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2016 that "Since 9/11, the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan has largely defined my service." He assumed command from General John F. Campbell on March 2, 2016. Nicholson was given command of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, amid a worsening security situation. Nicholson apologized in person for U.S. involvement in the Kunduz hospital airstrike.

His command spanned the Obama and Trump Administrations. During the final year of the Obama Administration in 2016, the U.S. conducted a strike in Pakistan which killed the Taliban Emir Mullah Mansoor, made more extensive use of U.S. air support to Afghan forces, and received an increase in US force levels at the close of 2016.

In April 2017, he authorized the dropping of the Massive Ordnance Air Burst (MOAB), the largest non-nuclear munition in the US inventory, on an ISIS strongpoint in the Pekha Valley of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. Afghan ground forces requested the airstrike when they were unable to enter the area because of IS attacks from multiple tunnels. The MOAB destroyed the IS strongpoint and enabled successful offensive push deep into IS held terrain.

During the first eight months of the Trump Administration in 2017, his recommendations were incorporated into the South Asia Strategy which was announced by President Trump on 17 Aug 2017. The strategy resulted in a pressure campaign on the enemy and their sponsors.

On September 2, 2018, Nicholson relinquished command of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission to General Austin Scott Miller at a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. At the ceremony, Nicholson was praised as a “warrior-diplomat”. His leadership and close relations with Afghan leaders were key to brokering the first universal ceasefire of the war in June 2018 and helped enable the launch of the current peace Initiative.

Nicholson has testified before the following Congressional Committees: The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Senate Armed Services Committee. He participated in numerous sessions of the NATO North Atlantic Council, to include the Ambassadors to NATO, Chiefs of Defense, Defense Ministers, Foreign Ministers and Heads of State of the Alliance.

In 2017, as the commanding general in Afghanistan, Nicholson, drew attention when he said in a press conference that his command “continued to get reports of” Russian assistance to the Taliban, including weapons — something that was the subject of internal debate within the intelligence community at the time but appears to have been validated by media reporting in July 2020.

Nicholson is an Adjunct Faculty member on leadership with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School and is a member of Harvard's Belfer Center Elbe Group, which sustains a Track Two dialogue between retired American and Russian senior officials in the military and intelligence fields.

On April 2019, Nicholson joined the PenFed Foundation for Military Heroes as its president. On May 12, 2019, Nicholson received the Knight Commander's Cross, Great Cross with Star on the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift from then Germany Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

On June 17, 2019, Nicholson was given an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the American University of Afghanistan alongside David M. Rubenstein and General (Ret.) David Petraeus.

On October 17, 2020, Nicholson was the keynote speaker for the unveiling of the statue The Pledge, which honors women in the military, at the Military Women's Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

On October 28, 2020, it was announced that Nicholson would receive the 2020 Outstanding Service Award from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).

All American Speakers Bureau is a full-service talent booking agency providing information on booking John W. Nicholson Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on John W. Nicholson Jr. speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next live or virtual event.

Tag Cloud

appearance fees corporate event special event keynote speaking celebrity how to find john w. nicholson jr. contact speaker bureaus booking agency hire schedule entertainment favorite recommended famous
Check Availability For
John W. Nicholson Jr.
Need Instant Answers?

We are here to help! Call us to speak with a booking agent to discuss your event or specific speaker request.

Connect with an agent:
Booking Agency Disclaimer:

John W. Nicholson Jr. Booking Agency: Celebrity Appearance Fees and Availability

Contact a booking agent to check availability on John W. Nicholson Jr. and other top corporate entertainment

Exclusive Buyer's Agent that Books Celebrities, Entertainers and Speakers like John W. Nicholson Jr. for Speaking Engagements, Appearances and Corporate Events


Please Note: All American Speakers Bureau is a full-service talent booking agency providing information on booking John W. Nicholson Jr. for speaking engagements, personal appearances and corporate events. Contact an All American Speakers Bureau booking agent for more information on John W. Nicholson Jr. speaking fees, availability, speech topics and cost to hire for your next live or virtual event.

Related Tags: Information on keynote speaking engagements, personal appearances, corporate entertainment and appearance fees for John W. Nicholson Jr., an inspirational motivational speaker. bio for John W. Nicholson Jr. agency, manager, speaker fees, speaking agency entertainment booking agency, speaker's fee, how to book, booking agencies for lectures, speaking event, celebrity appearances for hire, who is agent, manager, publicist, who represents, speakers bureau management who represents John W. Nicholson Jr.

TOP