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Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF

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Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, Patriotic Philanthropist & Author of "A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith"

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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF Biography

Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor, an F-16 Fighter Pilot (1,800 hours of flight time) with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional. He founded The Patriot Golf Club, American Dunes Golf Club, and is the author ofA Patriot’s Calling—Living Life between Fear and Faith.He was the motivational team speaker for two US Ryder Cup teams; this is an honor often reserved for U.S. Presidents. Lt Col Rooney is a professional speaker represented exclusively by Washington Speakers Bureau.

From humble beginnings above his garage, Lt Col Rooney started the non-profit Folds of Honor. Its singular mission is to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of wounded or killed military service members. In 12 years, Folds of Honor has provided 25,000 life changing scholarships totaling over $125 million dollars.

A Lt Col in the Air Force Reserves, flying the T-38 (950 flight hours) and a decorated military aviator, he is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award and was honored with the Spirit of Attack award as a top graduate of F-16 training. He has received many decorations to include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and Air Expeditionary Medal. Lt Col Rooney continues to fly fighters as an aggressor pilot in the 301stFighter Squadron at Eglin AFB in Destin Florida.

For his service and patriotism—Rooney was presented the White House's “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” by President George W. Bush, the Air National Guard's “Distinguished Service Medal”, the Air National Guard’s “Directors Service Award” and the Ellis Island “Medal of Honor”. Lt Col Rooney is a Kansas University Distinguished Alumni, Significant Sigma Chi, and recipient of the Oklahoma Medal of Freedom. He was honored at The Masters Invitational with the “William D. Richardson Award” for his outstanding contributions to golf and received the PGA of America's first-ever “Patriot Award”. He has been recognized as one ofPeople Magazine's “Heroes of the Year”, Money Magazine’s “Hero of the Year” and ABC World News Tonight's “Persons of the Year.”

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Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness

Fly Into the Wind: How to Harness Faith and Fearlessness on Your Ascent to Greatness

A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith

A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith

Speaking Topics
  • A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice

    Speaking with conviction and as a man who has also found success in the military, philanthropy and professional golf, Rooney’s life experiences demonstrate lessons of faith, teamwork, trust, compassion and triumph From the outside, flying an F-16 jet looks like a very independent act, as it’s one pilot maneuvering one plane. But when you go into combat, fighter pilots in a squadron must form one unit that has a common mission working toward a common objective. As a pilot who served three tours of combat in Iraq, Major Dan Rooney knows the importance of working as a team when the stakes could not be higher. In his powerful presentations, Rooney highlights the importance of personal accountability, working together and ultimately having the backs of your team when you are on the line. Having dedicated his life’s mission to founding and running Folds of Honor—a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of military service members disabled or killed in action—Rooney speaks with authority as someone who lives his life in service of those who have served.

  • Doing Good, Doing Well: Entrepreneurship and Building a Mission-Oriented Organization

    When Major Dan Rooney started the Folds of Honor foundation above his garage in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 2007, little did he know that what started as a way to never forget the sacrifices of those who serve would turn into a movement that has caught the attention of millions across the country. With no experience in philanthropy but with a driving determination to do right by the families of the injured or fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rooney has embarked on growing Folds of Honor into a nationally-recognized charity that has raised over $70 million and awarded nearly 8000 educational scholarships. Using the lessons he has learned in building a vibrant organization, Rooney shares his journey as a social entrepreneur and how partnerships have helped his organization grow by leaps and bounds—including his own multi-platform partnership with Budweiser that has expanded Folds of Honors reach both in extending their brand and raising money. An inspiring and innovative leader, Rooney shows how any organization can do well by supporting the common good.

  • God and Country…Without Apology

    Growing up in Stillwater Oklahoma, Major Dan Rooney dreamed of becoming a USAF Fighter Pilot and a PGA Golf Professional; he had no idea how these dreams would manifest into a life changing mission. Major Rooney’s life of purpose exemplifies a man committed to serving his God, family, and country. His stories demonstrate the power of providence in our lives. He describes in captivating detail the signposts placed by God guiding his journey. He teaches and empowers his audience with the skills and perspective to recognize the intervention of God in their own lives, and inspires them to have the faith to take action when God calls. Major Rooney’s passion and faith are palpable. The authenticity and humility of his story evoke laughter, tears and reflection. But most importantly, he motivates his audience to be their personal best. In the final analysis of life, God gives us all unique talents. We are accountable for how we used those gifts to have a positive impact on the world around us.

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Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF

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Fighter Pilot, PGA Professional, Patriotic Philanthropist & Author of "A Patriot's Calling: Living Life Between Fear and Faith"

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Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF Biography

Lt Col Dan Rooney is the founder of the Folds of Honor, an F-16 Fighter Pilot (1,800 hours of flight time) with 3 combat tours in Iraq, and a PGA Golf Professional. He founded The Patriot Golf Club, American Dunes Golf Club, and is the author ofA Patriot’s Calling—Living Life between Fear and Faith.He was the motivational team speaker for two US Ryder Cup teams; this is an honor often reserved for U.S. Presidents. Lt Col Rooney is a professional speaker represented exclusively by Washington Speakers Bureau.

From humble beginnings above his garage, Lt Col Rooney started the non-profit Folds of Honor. Its singular mission is to provide educational scholarships to the spouses and children of wounded or killed military service members. In 12 years, Folds of Honor has provided 25,000 life changing scholarships totaling over $125 million dollars.

A Lt Col in the Air Force Reserves, flying the T-38 (950 flight hours) and a decorated military aviator, he is a two-time recipient of the Top Gun award and was honored with the Spirit of Attack award as a top graduate of F-16 training. He has received many decorations to include the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Anti-terrorism Medal, Combat Readiness Medal and Air Expeditionary Medal. Lt Col Rooney continues to fly fighters as an aggressor pilot in the 301stFighter Squadron at Eglin AFB in Destin Florida.

For his service and patriotism—Rooney was presented the White House's “Presidential Volunteer Service Award” by President George W. Bush, the Air National Guard's “Distinguished Service Medal”, the Air National Guard’s “Directors Service Award” and the Ellis Island “Medal of Honor”. Lt Col Rooney is a Kansas University Distinguished Alumni, Significant Sigma Chi, and recipient of the Oklahoma Medal of Freedom. He was honored at The Masters Invitational with the “William D. Richardson Award” for his outstanding contributions to golf and received the PGA of America's first-ever “Patriot Award”. He has been recognized as one ofPeople Magazine's “Heroes of the Year”, Money Magazine’s “Hero of the Year” and ABC World News Tonight's “Persons of the Year.”

Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF Videos

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Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF Speaking Topics

  • A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice

    Speaking with conviction and as a man who has also found success in the military, philanthropy and professional golf, Rooney’s life experiences demonstrate lessons of faith, teamwork, trust, compassion and triumph From the outside, flying an F-16 jet looks like a very independent act, as it’s one pilot maneuvering one plane. But when you go into combat, fighter pilots in a squadron must form one unit that has a common mission working toward a common objective. As a pilot who served three tours of combat in Iraq, Major Dan Rooney knows the importance of working as a team when the stakes could not be higher. In his powerful presentations, Rooney highlights the importance of personal accountability, working together and ultimately having the backs of your team when you are on the line. Having dedicated his life’s mission to founding and running Folds of Honor—a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of military service members disabled or killed in action—Rooney speaks with authority as someone who lives his life in service of those who have served.

  • Doing Good, Doing Well: Entrepreneurship and Building a Mission-Oriented Organization

    When Major Dan Rooney started the Folds of Honor foundation above his garage in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 2007, little did he know that what started as a way to never forget the sacrifices of those who serve would turn into a movement that has caught the attention of millions across the country. With no experience in philanthropy but with a driving determination to do right by the families of the injured or fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rooney has embarked on growing Folds of Honor into a nationally-recognized charity that has raised over $70 million and awarded nearly 8000 educational scholarships. Using the lessons he has learned in building a vibrant organization, Rooney shares his journey as a social entrepreneur and how partnerships have helped his organization grow by leaps and bounds—including his own multi-platform partnership with Budweiser that has expanded Folds of Honors reach both in extending their brand and raising money. An inspiring and innovative leader, Rooney shows how any organization can do well by supporting the common good.

  • God and Country…Without Apology

    Growing up in Stillwater Oklahoma, Major Dan Rooney dreamed of becoming a USAF Fighter Pilot and a PGA Golf Professional; he had no idea how these dreams would manifest into a life changing mission. Major Rooney’s life of purpose exemplifies a man committed to serving his God, family, and country. His stories demonstrate the power of providence in our lives. He describes in captivating detail the signposts placed by God guiding his journey. He teaches and empowers his audience with the skills and perspective to recognize the intervention of God in their own lives, and inspires them to have the faith to take action when God calls. Major Rooney’s passion and faith are palpable. The authenticity and humility of his story evoke laughter, tears and reflection. But most importantly, he motivates his audience to be their personal best. In the final analysis of life, God gives us all unique talents. We are accountable for how we used those gifts to have a positive impact on the world around us.

FAQs on booking Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF

  • How to book Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF 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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF, 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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF?

    Booking fees for Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF, 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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF, 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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF 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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF 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 Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF 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.

Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice, Doing Good, Doing Well: Entrepreneurship and Building a Mission-Oriented Organization and God and Country…Without Apology. The estimated speaking fee range to book Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF generally travels from Oklahoma City, OK, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Mike Abrashoff, Lisa Harper, Rorke Denver and Pam Tebow. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF Speaker Videos

  • Lt. Col. Dan Rooney talks about new book "Fly Into the Wind ...
    Lt Col Dan Rooney on when he first realized he wanted to be a PGA ...
  • Lt. Col Dan Rooney says to Go Before You're Ready
    Major Dan Rooney, an American Hero, a Life Time Legend
    Major Dan Rooney is an F-16 fighter pilot and a professional golfer. Not only is he a Life Time Legend, he is also a real American hero. During a flight home he experienced a moment where he realized...

Lt Col Dan Rooney, USAF Speaking Topics

  • A Patriot’s Calling: Leadership, Teamwork and Sacrifice

    Speaking with conviction and as a man who has also found success in the military, philanthropy and professional golf, Rooney’s life experiences demonstrate lessons of faith, teamwork, trust, compassion and triumph From the outside, flying an F-16 jet looks like a very independent act, as it’s one pilot maneuvering one plane. But when you go into combat, fighter pilots in a squadron must form one unit that has a common mission working toward a common objective. As a pilot who served three tours of combat in Iraq, Major Dan Rooney knows the importance of working as a team when the stakes could not be higher. In his powerful presentations, Rooney highlights the importance of personal accountability, working together and ultimately having the backs of your team when you are on the line. Having dedicated his life’s mission to founding and running Folds of Honor—a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of military service members disabled or killed in action—Rooney speaks with authority as someone who lives his life in service of those who have served.

  • Doing Good, Doing Well: Entrepreneurship and Building a Mission-Oriented Organization

    When Major Dan Rooney started the Folds of Honor foundation above his garage in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 2007, little did he know that what started as a way to never forget the sacrifices of those who serve would turn into a movement that has caught the attention of millions across the country. With no experience in philanthropy but with a driving determination to do right by the families of the injured or fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rooney has embarked on growing Folds of Honor into a nationally-recognized charity that has raised over $70 million and awarded nearly 8000 educational scholarships. Using the lessons he has learned in building a vibrant organization, Rooney shares his journey as a social entrepreneur and how partnerships have helped his organization grow by leaps and bounds—including his own multi-platform partnership with Budweiser that has expanded Folds of Honors reach both in extending their brand and raising money. An inspiring and innovative leader, Rooney shows how any organization can do well by supporting the common good.

  • God and Country…Without Apology

    Growing up in Stillwater Oklahoma, Major Dan Rooney dreamed of becoming a USAF Fighter Pilot and a PGA Golf Professional; he had no idea how these dreams would manifest into a life changing mission. Major Rooney’s life of purpose exemplifies a man committed to serving his God, family, and country. His stories demonstrate the power of providence in our lives. He describes in captivating detail the signposts placed by God guiding his journey. He teaches and empowers his audience with the skills and perspective to recognize the intervention of God in their own lives, and inspires them to have the faith to take action when God calls. Major Rooney’s passion and faith are palpable. The authenticity and humility of his story evoke laughter, tears and reflection. But most importantly, he motivates his audience to be their personal best. In the final analysis of life, God gives us all unique talents. We are accountable for how we used those gifts to have a positive impact on the world around us.

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