Keynote Speaking

by John "Dragon" Teichert

Speaking Examples

Military Retirement Ceremony:

A powerful summary of a career of service in the United States Air Force and a passion for a future that maximizes his impact on people and our great nation.

Bakersfield National Cemetery Memorial Day Keynote Speech:

A charge to carry on the powerful patriotic legacy of those who have gone on before us.

Wreaths Across America Keynote:

A powerful reminder of our responsibility to Rememeber, Honor, and Teach.

Fox News Interview:

General Teichert discussing American response to attacks in the Middle East.

Veterans Day Speech at the Supreme Court:

A poignant reminder to stay connected to the source of our power.

Outgoing Change of Command Speech at Edwards Air Force Base:

A closing motivational charge to those who are shaping America’s aerospace arsenal at The Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe.

Resilience Day Speech:

A mandate for resilience through community-building in light of the tragic death by suicide of his best friend.

Keynote Speaking Topics


Based on his leadership of Edwards Air Force Base in developing a culture of innovation that dwarfed the innovation activity for the rest of the Air Force.


Based on years of intentional leadership development in the military and based on his current efforts in developing and mentoring Congressional staff members. Topics include: Genuine Care and Concern, Character, Developing Other Leaders, Communication and Vision, Preparing for and Responding to Challenges, Prioritization, and Self-Reflection & Self-Development.

International Affairs, Whole-of-Government National Security Strategy and Policy, Security Cooperation, and Cross-Cultural Relationships

Based on his 14-month deployment to Iraq as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, and his more recent position leading the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force international affairs program. Speaking topics incorporate relationship stories with strong allies and partners and with those who are our most strident adversaries.

Power of Paradigms

Based on a fatal flight test accident and lessons learned from that tragedy.


Based on the tragic death of his best friend.

Technology and Risk Management

Based on a career of developing, testing, operating, and leading a broad portfolio of the most cutting-edge technology on the planet.

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