General Richard Wilmot
Keynote Speaker and Advisor General Richard Wilmot is a successful international businessman, internationally known public speaker, consultant to governments and industry and an author. He is a retired US Army Brigadier General and ended his military career as the commandant of the US Army Intelligence Center and School. He also served the US Government as an employee of one of their intelligence organizations and was successful in engineering the covert procurement of twelve main battle tanks of the Soviet Army. This operation was instrumental in the early demise of the Iraqi ground forces during operation Desert Storm.
The General is a graduate of Michigan State University, the Command and General Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the US Army War College and conducted research at Oxford as a War College student.
General Wilmot enjoys helping children and volunteers hundreds of hours of his time in Arizona and California to Youth Leadership Training through a non-profit corporation, Angel Light Academy which he and his wife founded in 1996. The General’s extensive travel and experience on the national and international stage has given him a unique perspective on leadership. His focus is to help fill the void in leadership at the local, state, and national level by helping to train young leaders.
As a private citizen, he founded and served as CEO of the Lincio Trading Corporation of Zurich, Switzerland and successfully operated the company for 7 years.
He has served as a trusted advisor to a long list of domestic and foreign corporations and president’s of two foreign nations. He was CEO of the Steele Foundation; a global enterprise risk management company. With broad experience overseas, having visited 107 countries, and with many true-life adventures under his belt, he is sought after as an international speaker and lecturer.
He has given hundreds of speeches ranging from keynote presentations in New Deli, India to leading industrialists from Southeast Asia to security specialists in Katmandu, Nepal. In 2002, General Wilmot replaced the Vice President of the United States as the keynote speaker at the Energy Security Council’s annual national convention. In 2010 he discussed leadership with the National Guard Bureau and on April 2011 Wilmot appeared on SPIKE TV Network as a cameo presenter on the TV show Deadliest Warriors.
In 2011 General Wilmot joined Firestorm as an Expert Council Member.
As a consultant he has offered advice on projects such as nation building, government policy and procedures, creating strategic alliances, international business techniques, counter-terrorism, international security, crisis management, leadership, team building, problem solving and communication skills.
General Wilmot enjoys children and volunteers hundreds of hours of his time in Arizona and California to Youth Leadership Training through a non profit corporation, Angel Light Academy which he and his wife founded in 1996.
As a result of military service General Wilmot has received the following honors— the Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Vietnamese Honor Medal, Department of the Army Staff Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, Army Ranger Tab.
He has or is serving on the following boards:
–Policy Board, Illinois State Crime Commission, Chicago, Illinois–1997-98
–Board of Directors, International Institute Security/Safety Management, New Delhi, 2000
–Member National Cargo Security Council, Washington D.C.–2002
–Member Executive Advisory Board of the American Board for Certification in Homeland
–Security—2003, Springfield, Missouri