Retired Air Force Colonel Chris Stricklin to Keynote the 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo


The 2022 ASPE Convention & Expo will kick off on Monday, September 19, with a compelling, inspirational keynote speaker: Chris Stricklin, co-author of Survivor’s Obligation: Navigating an Intentional Life.

Chris Stricklin is a retired Air Force Colonel and a combat-decorated fighter pilot who shares his inspirational story of survivor’s obligation—a responsibility to live an intentional life.

On September 14, 2003, during an air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, Chris was flying Thunderbird Six, a solo demonstration aircraft. At the beginning of the show he was forced to perform an emergency ejection while performing a Split S maneuver, which he had performed successfully more than 200 times before. Chris banked the F-16 so it was heading away from the crowd of spectators and ejected when he was just 140 feet above the ground. The $20 million fighter jet impacted the surface 0.8 second later and was completely destroyed, and Chris’s life was forever changed. Now he tells his story in honor of those who are no longer able to and to teach others how to heal and live more fully on a daily basis.

The keynote address will be held during the Breakfast Award Ceremony, and all full registrants are invited to attend.

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