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Charlie Plumb

Former U.S. Naval Pilot / P.O.W. Survivor

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 Charlie Plumb Biography

Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured and imprisoned in an 8 foot x 8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner Of War in communist war prisons.

During his nearly six years of captivity, Plumb distinguished himself among his fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications, and served for two of those years as the Chaplain in his camp.

Since his return home, more than 4,500 audiences in nearly every industry have been spellbound as Plumb draws parallels between his P.O.W. experience and the challenges of everyday life. He has shared his message to an even wider public through appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, Larry King Live and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

One of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Plumb's presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. His insights on how to cope with the difficulties as well as the opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his message, those who read his books, and those who come to know him as a friend.

Plumb's military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the P.O.W. Medal.

Videos
Books
I'm No Hero: A POW Story as Told to Glen DeWerff

I'm No Hero: A POW Story as Told to Glen DeWerff

Speaking Topics
  • Tough Choices in Challenging Times

    Charlie Plumb's presentation deals with challenges: his . . . and yours. In an upbeat, impactive manner, Plumb draws upon his POW experience (of nearly six years) to demonstrate how to turn adversity into assets in a highly competitive marketplace: in business or in your personal life. Adept at tailoring his message to seamlessly fit your objectives
    • Charlie penetrates the hearts and minds of the audience and focuses on methods people can use to break free from their own prisons . . . prisons created by blaming others, fear of failure and self-pity.

  • Your Safety Journey

    Captain Plumb sees opportunities where others might see roadblocks. One of the most effective and dynamic motivational safety speakers in the country, Plumb illustrates the importance of embracing safety as a cornerstone to company morale, production and profitability. He is an expert at incorporating company jargon and industry buzzwords to reach the hearts and minds of each audience. Whether your company is focusing on accident prevention, hazard recognition or risk assessment or if your meeting points are centered on injury and frequency rates, bad or good Charlie Plumb's presentation will be as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous and tailored to your specific needs. For 30+ years, Captain Plumb has been a part of safety conferences, safety stand-downs, safety awards banquets, workshops, seminars and retreats. He has presented to hundreds of companies, thousands of employees and all levels of management in industries across the board, privately owned companies, military and government "Safety is not a program," says Plumb, "It's a culture and attitude is the secret to better safety!".

  • Strength To Succeed

    One of the most sought after achievement and motivational speakers of our time, Captain Plumb's experience as a Vietnam Prisoner of War is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. He relates his six year stay in the Hanoi Hilton to challenges of everyday life with the firm assertion that, "Adversity is a horrible thing....TO WASTE!" He challenges every audience to use their "Power of Choice" in response to all situations whether professional or personal. In addition to his Keynote presentations, Seminars, Workshops and Safety Stand-down lectures, he has been listed as a Continuing Education Faculty Member with the Veterans Administration, Harvard Medical, Professional Trade Associations and a number of hospitals throughout the country. As his numerous awards for Speaking/Training/Presenting prove, Captain Plumb is prepared to tailor make the perfect message to fill your precise needs. After hearing his presentation, your group will want to believe more, achieve more and be more in every facet of life.

  • The Power of Choice

    In a daily routine, or in a communist prison camp, each of us has the choice to succeed, to fail...or to become the victim of circumstances.

  • Adversity

    Viewed as opportunity and challenge, adversity encourages growth, and propels us beyond self-imposed limits.

News
  • Who Packs Your Parachute: A True Story About Charles Plumb

    Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.

  • Former Prisoner of War Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Honorary Advisory Board

    Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Captain Charlie Plumb, U.S. Navy (retired), joins their honorary advisory board. Captain Plumb graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Captain Plumb was...

  • Navy captain's story of survival brings hopes to others

    One man's personal hell became a tool that he's used to help change the lives of countless others for decades. Over 42 years, in all 50 states and 23 foreign countries, retired U.S. Navy pilot Capt. Charlie Plumb has told the story of his time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War to more than 5,000 audiences.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Charlie Plumb?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlie Plumb for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charlie Plumb, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charlie Plumb or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Charlie Plumb?

    Booking fees for Charlie Plumb, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charlie Plumb, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Charlie Plumb?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlie Plumb for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlie Plumb for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charlie Plumb or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charlie Plumb or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Charlie Plumb

Former U.S. Naval Pilot / P.O.W. Survivor

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Southern California, CA, USA
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Charlie Plumb Biography

Captain Charlie Plumb graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured and imprisoned in an 8 foot x 8 foot cell. He spent the next 2,103 days as a Prisoner Of War in communist war prisons.

During his nearly six years of captivity, Plumb distinguished himself among his fellow prisoners as a professional in underground communications, and served for two of those years as the Chaplain in his camp.

Since his return home, more than 4,500 audiences in nearly every industry have been spellbound as Plumb draws parallels between his P.O.W. experience and the challenges of everyday life. He has shared his message to an even wider public through appearances on Good Morning America, Nightline, Larry King Live and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

One of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Plumb's presentations are as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters. His insights on how to cope with the difficulties as well as the opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his message, those who read his books, and those who come to know him as a friend.

Plumb's military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the P.O.W. Medal.

Charlie Plumb Videos

  • HOW TO ESCAPE FROM PRISON | Charlie Plumb ...
    Mar 27, 2018 ... Charlie Plumb reveals techniques of resilience needed to overcome challenges of daily life. He draws parallels between your personal...
  • Capt. Charlie Plumb's Parachute Packer Story - YouTube
    Oct 12, 2017 ... www.CharliePlumb.com.
  • "Freedom" Captain Charlie Plumb, USN on Vimeo

Charlie Plumb Books

Charlie Plumb Speaking Topics

  • Tough Choices in Challenging Times

    Charlie Plumb's presentation deals with challenges: his . . . and yours. In an upbeat, impactive manner, Plumb draws upon his POW experience (of nearly six years) to demonstrate how to turn adversity into assets in a highly competitive marketplace: in business or in your personal life. Adept at tailoring his message to seamlessly fit your objectives
    • Charlie penetrates the hearts and minds of the audience and focuses on methods people can use to break free from their own prisons . . . prisons created by blaming others, fear of failure and self-pity.

  • Your Safety Journey

    Captain Plumb sees opportunities where others might see roadblocks. One of the most effective and dynamic motivational safety speakers in the country, Plumb illustrates the importance of embracing safety as a cornerstone to company morale, production and profitability. He is an expert at incorporating company jargon and industry buzzwords to reach the hearts and minds of each audience. Whether your company is focusing on accident prevention, hazard recognition or risk assessment or if your meeting points are centered on injury and frequency rates, bad or good Charlie Plumb's presentation will be as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous and tailored to your specific needs. For 30+ years, Captain Plumb has been a part of safety conferences, safety stand-downs, safety awards banquets, workshops, seminars and retreats. He has presented to hundreds of companies, thousands of employees and all levels of management in industries across the board, privately owned companies, military and government "Safety is not a program," says Plumb, "It's a culture and attitude is the secret to better safety!".

  • Strength To Succeed

    One of the most sought after achievement and motivational speakers of our time, Captain Plumb's experience as a Vietnam Prisoner of War is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. He relates his six year stay in the Hanoi Hilton to challenges of everyday life with the firm assertion that, "Adversity is a horrible thing....TO WASTE!" He challenges every audience to use their "Power of Choice" in response to all situations whether professional or personal. In addition to his Keynote presentations, Seminars, Workshops and Safety Stand-down lectures, he has been listed as a Continuing Education Faculty Member with the Veterans Administration, Harvard Medical, Professional Trade Associations and a number of hospitals throughout the country. As his numerous awards for Speaking/Training/Presenting prove, Captain Plumb is prepared to tailor make the perfect message to fill your precise needs. After hearing his presentation, your group will want to believe more, achieve more and be more in every facet of life.

  • The Power of Choice

    In a daily routine, or in a communist prison camp, each of us has the choice to succeed, to fail...or to become the victim of circumstances.

  • Adversity

    Viewed as opportunity and challenge, adversity encourages growth, and propels us beyond self-imposed limits.

FAQs on booking Charlie Plumb

  • How to book Charlie Plumb?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charlie Plumb for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charlie Plumb, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charlie Plumb or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charlie Plumb?

    Booking fees for Charlie Plumb, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charlie Plumb, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charlie Plumb?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charlie Plumb for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlie Plumb for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charlie Plumb or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charlie Plumb or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Charlie Plumb is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlie Plumb for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Charlie Plumb generally travels from Southern California, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Captain Gerald Coffee, Jim Abbott, Dave Carey, Rob Waldo Waldman and Larry Brudnicki. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlie Plumb for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Charlie Plumb Speaker Videos

  • HOW TO ESCAPE FROM PRISON | Charlie Plumb ...
    Mar 27, 2018 ... Charlie Plumb reveals techniques of resilience needed to overcome challenges of daily life. He draws parallels between your personal and ...
    Capt. Charlie Plumb's Parachute Packer Story - YouTube
    Oct 12, 2017 ... www.CharliePlumb.com.
  • "Freedom" Captain Charlie Plumb, USN on Vimeo
    Charlie Plumb POW - YouTube

Charlie Plumb Speaking Topics

  • Tough Choices in Challenging Times

    Charlie Plumb's presentation deals with challenges: his . . . and yours. In an upbeat, impactive manner, Plumb draws upon his POW experience (of nearly six years) to demonstrate how to turn adversity into assets in a highly competitive marketplace: in business or in your personal life. Adept at tailoring his message to seamlessly fit your objectives
    • Charlie penetrates the hearts and minds of the audience and focuses on methods people can use to break free from their own prisons . . . prisons created by blaming others, fear of failure and self-pity.

  • Your Safety Journey

    Captain Plumb sees opportunities where others might see roadblocks. One of the most effective and dynamic motivational safety speakers in the country, Plumb illustrates the importance of embracing safety as a cornerstone to company morale, production and profitability. He is an expert at incorporating company jargon and industry buzzwords to reach the hearts and minds of each audience. Whether your company is focusing on accident prevention, hazard recognition or risk assessment or if your meeting points are centered on injury and frequency rates, bad or good Charlie Plumb's presentation will be as he is, sincere, straightforward, humorous and tailored to your specific needs. For 30+ years, Captain Plumb has been a part of safety conferences, safety stand-downs, safety awards banquets, workshops, seminars and retreats. He has presented to hundreds of companies, thousands of employees and all levels of management in industries across the board, privately owned companies, military and government "Safety is not a program," says Plumb, "It's a culture and attitude is the secret to better safety!".

  • Strength To Succeed

    One of the most sought after achievement and motivational speakers of our time, Captain Plumb's experience as a Vietnam Prisoner of War is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. He relates his six year stay in the Hanoi Hilton to challenges of everyday life with the firm assertion that, "Adversity is a horrible thing....TO WASTE!" He challenges every audience to use their "Power of Choice" in response to all situations whether professional or personal. In addition to his Keynote presentations, Seminars, Workshops and Safety Stand-down lectures, he has been listed as a Continuing Education Faculty Member with the Veterans Administration, Harvard Medical, Professional Trade Associations and a number of hospitals throughout the country. As his numerous awards for Speaking/Training/Presenting prove, Captain Plumb is prepared to tailor make the perfect message to fill your precise needs. After hearing his presentation, your group will want to believe more, achieve more and be more in every facet of life.

  • The Power of Choice

    In a daily routine, or in a communist prison camp, each of us has the choice to succeed, to fail...or to become the victim of circumstances.

  • Adversity

    Viewed as opportunity and challenge, adversity encourages growth, and propels us beyond self-imposed limits.

Charlie Plumb News

  • Who Packs Your Parachute: A True Story About Charles Plumb

    Charles Plumb was a US Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist Vietnamese prison. He survived the ordeal and now lectures on lessons learned from that experience.

  • Former Prisoner of War Joins Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Honorary Advisory Board

    Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announces that Captain Charlie Plumb, U.S. Navy (retired), joins their honorary advisory board. Captain Plumb graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Captain Plumb was...

  • Navy captain's story of survival brings hopes to others

    One man's personal hell became a tool that he's used to help change the lives of countless others for decades. Over 42 years, in all 50 states and 23 foreign countries, retired U.S. Navy pilot Capt. Charlie Plumb has told the story of his time as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War to more than 5,000 audiences.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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