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.
Click to Open Search Bar

Charlie Linville

Afghanistan Veteran; Mount Everest Climber

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

Charlie Linville Biography

Staff Sgt. Linville, who joined the Marine Corps two years after high school, signed up to become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, according to the paper.

On Jan. 20, 2011, Linville and his team were tasked with a routine detonation -- not immediately realizing there was an IED hidden beneath another one.

“I remember stepping on it, I remember the distorted boom in my ears, and being out of it and waking up," Linville told the Statesman.

“I can’t say why — my bomb didn’t fully detonate. If it had, I would have been a triple amputee and I would have died," he said.

Linville lost his right leg below the knee. His quest to climb the 22,000-foot peak began while recovering in his hospital bed.

"I got blown up and severely wounded and kind of sat in a hospital bed and couldn't figure out what I was going to do with this rest of my life and what could this body that I now have do," he told the newspaper. "And the answer kind of found me. Hey, go try to climb the world's tallest mountain and see if you can be successful."

Linville first attempted to climb Everest in 2014 but his efforts were thwarted when when an avalanche ripped through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Nepalese guides and forcing officials at the time to close the mountain to climbers, according to the newspaper.

Linville -- whose climbs have been sponsored by The Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization that helps wounded veterans -- tried again the following year. But shortly before Linville and his team made the trek, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing almost 2,000 people. The quake triggered avalanches on the mountain, which was once again closed to climbers.

Linville said he's determined to make it to the top in May -- and, in doing so, inspire others around the world who face physical and emotional challenges.

“And if I can affect one person, maybe directly — me knowing that person — or indirectly, like I don’t know them but they hear my story; and they get up, they leave their house and start doing (something) in their life ...“ he told the paper.

"If it just changes one person’s life, then all the misery, everything that has come with it, will be worth it. Maybe I’ll never know if it was worth it. I guess I’ll go on living my life thinking that it was."

Videos
News
FAQs
  • How do I book Charlie Linville to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Charlie Linville for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Charlie Linville, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Charlie Linville or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Charlie Linville

    Speaking fees for Charlie Linville, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Charlie Linville are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Charlie Linville, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Charlie Linville speak about?

    Charlie Linville is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Climbing, Disability, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Military, Sports, Veterans.
  • Where does Charlie Linville travel from?

    Charlie Linville generally travels from Boise, ID, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Charlie Linville’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Charlie Linville for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlie Linville for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Charlie Linville or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

Afghanistan Veteran; Mount Everest Climber

Travels From:
Boise, ID, USA
Speaking Fee:

Charlie Linville Biography

Staff Sgt. Linville, who joined the Marine Corps two years after high school, signed up to become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, disarming improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, according to the paper.

On Jan. 20, 2011, Linville and his team were tasked with a routine detonation -- not immediately realizing there was an IED hidden beneath another one.

“I remember stepping on it, I remember the distorted boom in my ears, and being out of it and waking up," Linville told the Statesman.

“I can’t say why — my bomb didn’t fully detonate. If it had, I would have been a triple amputee and I would have died," he said.

Linville lost his right leg below the knee. His quest to climb the 22,000-foot peak began while recovering in his hospital bed.

"I got blown up and severely wounded and kind of sat in a hospital bed and couldn't figure out what I was going to do with this rest of my life and what could this body that I now have do," he told the newspaper. "And the answer kind of found me. Hey, go try to climb the world's tallest mountain and see if you can be successful."

Linville first attempted to climb Everest in 2014 but his efforts were thwarted when when an avalanche ripped through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Nepalese guides and forcing officials at the time to close the mountain to climbers, according to the newspaper.

Linville -- whose climbs have been sponsored by The Heroes Project, a nonprofit organization that helps wounded veterans -- tried again the following year. But shortly before Linville and his team made the trek, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing almost 2,000 people. The quake triggered avalanches on the mountain, which was once again closed to climbers.

Linville said he's determined to make it to the top in May -- and, in doing so, inspire others around the world who face physical and emotional challenges.

“And if I can affect one person, maybe directly — me knowing that person — or indirectly, like I don’t know them but they hear my story; and they get up, they leave their house and start doing (something) in their life ...“ he told the paper.

"If it just changes one person’s life, then all the misery, everything that has come with it, will be worth it. Maybe I’ll never know if it was worth it. I guess I’ll go on living my life thinking that it was."

Charlie Linville Videos

  • Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville - YouTube
  • 2013 Military Fatherhood Award Finalist, Ssgt Charlie Linville, U.S. ...

FAQs on booking Charlie Linville

  • How do I book Charlie Linville to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Charlie Linville for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Charlie Linville, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Charlie Linville or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Charlie Linville

    Speaking fees for Charlie Linville, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Charlie Linville are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Charlie Linville, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Charlie Linville speak about?

    Charlie Linville is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Climbing, Disability, Health and Wellness, Inspirational Speakers, Military, Sports, Veterans.
  • Where does Charlie Linville travel from?

    Charlie Linville generally travels from Boise, ID, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Charlie Linville’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Charlie Linville for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charlie Linville for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Charlie Linville or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Charlie Linville is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charlie Linville for your event is available upon request. Charlie Linville generally travels from Boise, ID, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brandon Rumbaugh, Larry Walsh, Tiffany Smiley, Daniel Cnossen and Scotty Smiley. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charlie Linville for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Charlie Linville Speaker Videos

  • Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville - YouTube
    2013 Military Fatherhood Award Finalist, Ssgt Charlie Linville, U.S. ...

Charlie Linville News

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Charlie Linville

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

TOP