2018 Keynote Speaker TBA!
(2017 Keynote Speaker):
US Navy SEAL Sr. Chief Luis Rivera (Ret.)
- Iraq & AFG Veteran
- Purple Heart Recipient
- 2 Bronze Stars with "V" for Combat Valor
Luis Rivera is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL Senior Chief with 24 years of active duty service. Luis entered the Navy in 1990 and served as a submarine Radioman onboard the USS Baton Rouge (SSN-689) and the USS La Jolla (SSN-701) for ten years before attending BUD/S in 2000. After graduation as Class Honorman, Luis served as a Special Operator at SEAL Team Three from 2001-2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then served as Tactical Ground Mobility Chief at Training Detachment One for two years. Luis’ final deployment was with SEAL Team Three in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2009 to 2010. Luis served his remaining four years as a SEAL instructor at SEAL Qualification Training Land Warfare and Senior Enlisted Advisor at Naval Special Warfare Orientation.
His passion is connecting with veterans who have struggled with similar challenges with PTSD and life trauma, and need a brother to come along side.
Luis and his wife Cristina have been married for 14 years and he has three children.