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Craig Whelden

Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker

Craig’s leadership journey began as an Eagle Scout at age 14. Thirty years later, he became the youngest General in the United States Army. Combined with another nine years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) with the U.S. Marine Corps, he has led thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and civilians.

In 2011, he was inducted into the Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame. Later that decade in March 2019, he published "Leadership: The Art of Inspiring People to Be Their Best," winning four national book awards and attaining #1 international bestseller status on Amazon.

Craig is now the President of Velontra Inc., an aerospace company focused on hypersonic unmanned vehicles, and a global Fortune 500 speaker who lives in Bluffton, South Carolina.